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French, 19th century, Busts of Voltaire and Rousseau

Estimate:

1,500

to
- 2,000 GBP

French, 19th century, Busts of Voltaire and Rousseau

French, 19th century, Busts of Voltaire and Rousseau

Estimate:

1,500

to
- 2,000 GBP

Lot sold:

2,142

GBP

French, 19th century

Busts of Voltaire and Rousseau


bronze, on white and black marble bases with bronze mounts

31.5cm each overall

Overall the condition of the bronzes is good with minor dirt and wear to the surfaces consistent with age. Probably original small holes to the tops of the heads. There are minor marks and residues to the marble surfaces. There are additional holes for the bronze chains around the drums of the bases. Minor chips and abrasions to the edges of the bases.


"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."

H. Avray Tipping, 'Mersham le Hatch', Country Life, 8 August 1925, photographed on the chimneypiece in the drawing room, p. 220;
Inventory, 1926, p. 24, in the drawing room;
H. Avray Tipping, English Homes, Late Georgian, 1760-1820, London, 1926, in situ, p. 135;
C. Hussey, English Country Houses, Mid Georgian 1760-1800, London, 1984, in situ, p. 103