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Vittorio Caradossi

Leda and the Swan

Magnificent Marbles from a Private American Collection

Vittorio Caradossi

Vittorio Caradossi

Leda and the Swan

Leda and the Swan

Magnificent Marbles from a Private American Collection

Vittorio Caradossi

Italian

1861 - 1909

Leda and the Swan


signed: Prof. V. Caradossi / Florence

white marble

117cm., 46in.

The marble has been outdoors for a period of time and so there surface has been slightly weathered. This chiefly manifests itself in the surface having a dry matt appearance as opposed to a polished one (as it might originally once have had). There are natural inclusions to the marble consistent with the material. The proper left little finger and the one next to it are reattached. The proper right little finger is reattached. There are some reattached sections to the leaves to the left of Leda’s proper right leg. There are some minor chips and abrasions to some of the edges. Otherwise the condition of the marble is good with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Christie's New York, 10 October 2016, lot 135;
Private American Collection