Monogramed and numbered FxL 3/8 and with the foundry mark BLANCHET FONDEUR on one part
Monogrammé et numéroté FxL 3/8 et avec la marque du fondeur BLANCHET FONDEUR sur une partie]
16,7 x 20 cm ; 6 ½ x 7 ⅞ in.
Good overall condition. The patina presents scattered oxidation stains,w ith hairline surface scratches and light instances of wear, mostly visible along the edge of the base. The tail presents with two tiny surface scratches revealing the original color of the bronze, not visually distracting, as well as a small loss of bronze on the corner of its base, as visible in the catalogue.
"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.
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Acquired directly from the artist by the actual owner in 1990
Private collection, France
[Acquis directement auprès de l'artiste par le propriétaire actuel en 1990
Collection privée, France]
Daniel Abadie, Lalanne(s), Paris, 2008, p. 100 and 101
[Daniel Abadie, Lalanne(s), Paris, 2008, p. 100 et 101]