What is guaranteed?
number 173 from an edition of 250
executed by Landowski Fondeur, France
epoxy stone, patinated bronze
impressed LALANNE, monogrammed fxl, dated 2001, numbered 173/250 and with the foundry mark
36 3/4 x 41 x 15 in. (93.3 x 104.1 x 38.1 cm)
Overall in very good condition. The epoxy stone body presents with occasional surface irregularities and faint color variations inherent to the material and its production. The stone with extremely faint scattered scuffs to the surface, not visible unless closely inspected. The patinated bronze surfaces have recently been sensitively reconditioned by a professional conservator with strong expertise in works by Les Lalannes. The patina exhibits a rich dark ebony color throughout with subtle variations in color. The patinated bronze surfaces present with occasional very fine surface scratches particularly concentrated to the hooves as consistent with gentle use, as well as minute pinholes and minor casting irregularities which are inherent to the making and common for works by the artist. Offered en suite with the preceding two lots, this offering provides a rare opportunity for collectors to acquire a complete family trio in very good condition suitable for indoor and outdoor use.
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.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.