Lot 134: AN IVORY ALLEGORICAL FIGURE, POSSIBLY OF VICTORY, GERMAN OR FRENCH, 19TH CENTURY | An ivory allegorical figure, possibly of Victory, German or French, 19th century
January 19, 2017
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: on a tortoiseshell base with ivory plaques carved with putti
Fairly good condition overall with minor dirt to the cracks at several places consistent with age and handling. She detached from base (feet broken), her left arm broken and reglued, chips and restoration to her sleeve, fingers missing, her bow restored, hairline cracks throughout. Cracks and losses to the tortoiseshell marquetry of the base consistent with age and handling.
"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.
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Dimensions: 32 cm., 12 2/3 in. high overall
Saleroom Notice: This lot contains ivory. Due to recent changes in the laws of many countries (e.g. US, France) Sotheby's recommends that buyers check with their own government regarding any importation requirements prior to placing a bid. For example, US regulations restrict the import of elephant ivory and prohibit the import of African elephant ivory. Please note that Sotheby's will not assist buyers with the shipment of this lot into the US. A buyer's inability to export or import these lots cannot justify a delay in payment or sale cancellation.S.