PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION
AFTER MODELS BY JEAN CLAUDE FRANCOIS JOSEPH ROSSET (1706-1786) | VOLTAIRE AND ROUSSEAU
Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 GBP
Property of a European Private Collection
AFTER MODELS BY JEAN CLAUDE FRANCOIS JOSEPH ROSSET (1706-1786)
FRENCH, 19TH CENTURY
VOLTAIRE AND ROUSSEAU
bronze, dark brown patina, on bronze and Siena marble bases
50 and 49cm., 19⅝ and 19¼in. overall
Overall the condition of the bronzes is good, with minor dirt and some wear to the surface consistent with age. There is some rubbing to the patina at the high points, in particular to the faces. There is particular wear and some black residue to Voltaire's chin and proper left cheek. The staffs of both figures are slightly warped. There are minor chips and abrasions to the edges and corners of the marble bases. There is a minor loss to the bottom right corner of Rousseau's base. There is very minor oxidation to the bronze mounts of the bases.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."