In the Drawing Room at Chartwell there is another Lalique glass bird, a cockerel, the symbol of France. This was a gift to Clementine from General Charles de Gaulle. It may be in part the reason Mary was familiar and so fond of pieces by the French glass maker.
Most have some form of minor chip or nick to an extremity.
three have a chip to the base.
three have a chip to their beak. "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."