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Giovanni Fontana

Cupid captured by Venus

Giovanni Fontana

Giovanni Fontana

Cupid captured by Venus

Cupid captured by Venus

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Giovanni Fontana

Italian

1821 - 1893

Cupid captured by Venus


signed: GIOVANNI FONTANA. SCR. and titled: CUPID CAPTURED BY VENUS

white marble, on a green marble revolving column

group: 93cm., 36½in.

column: 99cm., 39in.

Overall the condition of the marble is very good with minor surface dirt and wear consistent with age. The surface of the marble is in excellent condition. There is a light patina of surface dirt throughout which could be easily removed through professional cleaning. There are a few minor chips including to the edges of Venus' drapery, some of the arrows in the quiver, and more notably some partially reattached chips to the bottom edge below the inscription. There are a few small natural inclusions, including to Venus' back. The column is in overall good condition with some general wear and a few restorations.


"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."

Hamilton Osborne King, Dublin, 25 November 1997, lot 458