number 7 from an edition of 8 plus 4 artist's proofs
monogrammed FXL, impressed LALANNE, numbered 7/8 and dated 2000
11 5/8 x 22 1/4 x 4 3/4 in. (29.4 x 56.5 x 12 cm)
Overall in very good condition. This charming and rare model presents with a variegated brown patina when seen in person, with hues ranging from dark brown to bronze. The patinated bronze surface presents with scattered minor surface irregularities such as spotty, scattered pinholes throughout and scattered thatched surfaces which are inherent in the making. The patina presents with an irregular application throughout which is inherent to the making. As pictured in the catalogue photography, the edges of the feet and edges of the face present with extremely minor discoloration and rubbing to the patina consistent with age and handling. A rare and highly desirable piece, Carpe includes superb figurative and stylized elements that contribute to making this design highly desirable.
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.
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