A WEDGWOOD AND BENTLEY BLACK BASALT BUST OF THE POET SAPPHO LATE 18TH CENTURY
wearing classical drapery, her hair under a draped cap, upon a separate socle base, impressed uppercase SAPPHO to reverse of bust, the underside WEDGWOOD & BENTLEY.
Height 14⅝ in.
The base of the socle has minor a 1/4-in. flat chip to the lower edge and a tiny chip to the upper edge. Otherwise, in 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.
Sotheby's London, April 27, 1976, lot 32