What is guaranteed?
number 1 from an edition of 8
produced by Bocquel Fondeur, France
patinated bronze, petrified wood
impressed Hiquily, numbered 1/8 and with the foundry mark
23 1/4 in. (59 cm) high
25 1/2 in. (64.8 cm) maximum diameter
Overall in very good condition. The petrified wood presents with irregularities and imperfections inherent to the material. The tabletop with hairline cracks throughout, which are stable and inherent to the material, as well as minor edge abrasions. The bronze base presents with beautiful variations to the golden patina and light surface scratches throughout.
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.