A PAIR OF WEDGWOOD BLACK BASALT LARGE FIGURES OF VENUS AND MERCURY 19TH CENTURY
after the marbles by Jean-Baptiste Pigalle (1714-1785), Venus with two billing doves at her side, the underside impressed uppercase VENUS and WEDGWOOD; Mercury attaching his winged sandals, the reverse of the base with impressed uppercase MERCURY, over WEDGWOOD.
Venus, 19 in.; Mercury, 18¼ in.
48.2 cm; 46.5 cm
Both figures are in good appearance. Mercury, restoration to the wings of his helmet, otherwise in good condition. Venus in good condition.
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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Mercury: Sotheby Parke Bernet, Inc. New York, April 24, 1982, lot 456
Sotheby's New York, October 26, 1990, lot 288