A WEDGWOOD AND BENTLEY BLACK BASALT BUST OF CICERO CIRCA 1777
modeled bare chested, raised upon a separate socle base, impressed lowercase Wedgwood & Bentley mark to reverse of shoulder and underside of socle, the shoulder with uppercase CICERO.
Height 10¼ in.
There are a number of minor small flat chips to the upper edge of the socle, ranging from 1/4-in. to less than 1/8-in., and a minute chip to the lower edge. Otherwise, generally 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.
Skinner Boston, September 18, 1999