Colours: The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the tonality of the yellow is less intense and closer to a natural light wood colour in the original. The catalogue illustration fails to fully convey the three-dimensionality of the object and the texture of the wood.
Condition: This work is in very good condition. There are very minor nicks and rub marks throughout as to be expected with the nature of the medium. There is a very faint water mark on the back side of the sculpture on the figure's skirt on the right. Surface dirt has collected in the crevices and recessed parts of the work. "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."