Overall the condition of the sculpture is good, with some dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There is minor wear to the gilding, including some tarnishing or staining, notably to the horse's haunches. There are a few specks of dirt, including to the woman's proper left leg and to the axe. The proper left stirrup is slightly loose. A few original metal screw heads are visible, notably to the front of the saddle. There are a few minor nicks, including to the woman's proper left leg. There is some stable hairline splitting to the ivory consistent with the material, in particular to the top of the head. The group rocks forward very slightly on the bronze base. The bronze base is slightly loose on the marble base.
The marble base is in good condition, with several small chips and abrasions around the edges and corners. "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."