Good condition for an object of this type and age. Minor marks, nicks, scratches, and abrasions consistent with age and handling. Blade with oxidation. Scratches to wood around back of head where blade is attached. Surface partially bleached (probably from exposure to sun) on back from arms down. Some splatters of black paint to bottom portion. Fixed to plate base with a metal pin. 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.