Description: modelled with open mouths and upturned tails, painted with scales in puce, green and yellow,
Dimensions: 13cm., 5 1/8 in. and 14cm., 5 1/2 in. high
Condition Report: In generally good appearance. Both with tail fins probably replaced, and right pectoral fin replaced. The example in the left of the catalogue illustration,with good quality restoration to the body near tail fin; the example in the right of the illustration with body near tail cleanly broken in two places
"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."
Provenance: Acquired by the father of the present owner in the 20th century.
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