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Lot 385: AN ITALIAN PORCELAIN WHITE ALLEGORICAL LARGE FIGURE GROUP
CIRCA 1800 |
19 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: modelled as four female figures seated on a rocky mound base, one depicting Minerva holding a figure of Victory, with a red velvet-covered stand. 2 pieces.
Please note that an upper element such as a large vase or a figure is lacking. The right hand of the figure with the laurel wreath on her hair is restored, possibly with a made-up piece. Her left toe is chipped away and there is restoration to her toes and sandal of her right foot. There are very minor chips to the edges of the laurels on her head. The figure with the warrior's helmet has restoration to the upper element of her helmet. Has restoration on both hands and to the figure of Nike she is holding, to her left ankle, and some minor chips to the edge of her right sandal. The Egyptian figure has restoration to her left hand, possibly with a made-up piece. Her left arm is also restored and there is very minor restoration to her left toes. The fourth figure, with classical dress, has restoration to her headdress, her right arm and hand, and her left toes. The group, overall, has some fire-related cracks.
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.
Dimensions: width 18 1/2 in.