Professor Michael Jaffé CBE (1923-1997), Cambridge, United Kingdom; thence by family descent
C. Avery and A. Radcliffe, Giambologna 1529-1608, Sculptor to the Medici, exh. cat., Arts Council of Great Britain, London, 1978, p. 121; V. Avery, Renaissance and Baroque Bronzes from the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, 2002, p. 81
Overall the condition of the bronze is good, with minor dirt and wear to the surface, consistent with age. There is some rubbing to the lacquer patina, particularly at the high points. There is a hole to the base behind the legs, which probably held a now-lost figure of a satyr. There are a few minor nicks and scratches.
The marble base is in very good condition, with minor chips and abrasions to the edges and corners. There is some restoration to the back right corner. "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."