Man in Top Hat
50,000 - 70,000 USD
Ground Breaking: Works from the Collection of Joseph & Blanche Blank
1882 - 1946
Man in Top Hat
inscribed EN and stamped 1/6 N (along the base)
bronze with dark brown patina
height: 27 inches (68.6 cm) on a 4 inch (10.2 cm) wooden base
Modeled circa 1926; cast circa 1974-75.
The following condition report has been provided by Tatti Art Conservation, New York, an independent restorer who is not an employee of Sotheby's: The above piece is in overall good to excellent condition. The modeled brown patina presents well without any major disruptions or deviations. The current protective wax coating is new and has been applied evenly without runs or unsightly build up. This sculpture was recently given a cleaning using mild detergents and natural bristle brushes. Once cleaned, the area was surveyed for discrepancies and any major deviations in the finish was corrected. Once harmonized, the surface was given an application of microcrystalline wax and buffed to a soft sheen. Additionally, areas of light scratching and paint loss on the base were touched up accordingly.
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