Good condition for an object of this age and rare type with repairs done in situ. Age cracks stabilized with native metal brackets including: to proper right side of the head; to proper left ear, with a nail; proper left side of the neck; above back leg on both sides. Old native metal plate repairs, with brackets, to top of front leg, proper left underside of body, and proper right side of body. Metal oxidized. Marks, nicks, scratches, abrasions, dents, and small chips throughout consistent with age and use. Fine worn, aged, varied brown patina, partially blackened and with encrustation. Fixed permanently to metal base plate. 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.