Very good condition for an object of this age and type. Minor marks, nicks, scratches, abrasions, and small chips and losses consistent with age and use. Holes for attachments are worn. Some shallow chips to eyelids. Water stains and small losses to white pigment. Interior with scratches and wear. Fine crusty aged surface with white and black pigment. Holes, tears, fraying, and small losses to fiber element. Back part of support with rust. 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.