A SET OF FOUR PATINATED BRONZE FALLOW DEER, AFTER AN ANTIQUE MODEL OF NAPLES NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM | SUITE DE QUATRE DAIMS EN BRONZE À PATINE BRUNE, D’APRÈS UN MODÈLE ANTIQUE CONSERVÉ AU MUSÉE NATIONAL D’ARCHÉOLOGIE DE NAPLES
A SET OF FOUR PATINATED BRONZE FALLOW DEER, AFTER AN ANTIQUE MODEL OF NAPLES NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM
Height 34¼ in; width 29¼ in; prof 11 in
SUITE DE QUATRE DAIMS EN BRONZE À PATINE BRUNE, D’APRÈS UN MODÈLE ANTIQUE CONSERVÉ AU MUSÉE NATIONAL D’ARCHÉOLOGIE DE NAPLES
Haut. 87 cm, larg. 74 cm, prof. 28 cm
(One neck of the deers has been restored and a black paint has been applied to hide it. A good restorer can easily hide this restoration. Good overall condition despite the inevitable minor scratches and marks due to age, handling and garden exposure. The patinated bronze shows some light oxidation stains and some rubbed areas, especially on the bases, which will improve with cleaning).
"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."
These deer are inspired by two bronze antiques discovered in 1756 in the garden of the Villa dei Papiri in Herculaneum between 1750 and 1764. Models dating from the 1st century BC are today preserved in the National Archaeological Museum of Naples.
Ces daims s’inspirent de deux antiques en bronze découverts en 1756 dans le jardin de la Villa dei Papiri à Herculanum, dans le cadre des fouilles organisées à la demande de Charles de Bourbon entre 1750 et 1764. Les modèles datant du 1er siècle avant JC sont aujourd’hui conservés au Musée national d’archéologie de Naples.