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Giuseppe Franchi (1731-1806)

Bust of Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

Giuseppe Franchi (1731-1806)

Giuseppe Franchi (1731-1806)

Bust of Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

Bust of Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

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Giuseppe Franchi (1731-1806)

Italian, Milan, dated 1797

Bust of Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)


signed and dated: Jos: Franchi facieb: Mediol: 1797

white marble, on a black marble socle

bust: 41cm., 16⅛in.

54cm., 21¼in. overall

Overall the condition of the marble is very good with dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There are spots of dirt to the surface particularly to the shoulders (including signature) and to the socle. There is a small restored chip or inclusion to the proper left side of the nose. There are also some minor restored or retouched chips to the bottom edges of the truncation at the back. There are a few very minor chips including to the bottom front edge of the bust. Minor dirt marks (including a few splashes of wax) to the hair. A few natural inclusions in the marble. Small chips to the top edges of the socle. The bust is a little loose on the socle.


"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."