Minor small chips and losses: to a corner of the base at the back; the dragon's head, one ear and tail; the end of the owl's tail; the thumb and forefinger of Minerva's right hand and the sprig held in her left; the tip of Apollo's bow and the laurel wreath in his hair; the tip and several leaves of the stump beside him; one wing of the cherub and the wreath; the spear once held in Minerva's right hand is lacking. 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.