Overall the condition of the bronze is good. There is some wear and dirt to the surface consistent with age with some particular dirt in the crevices of the emperor's drapery. The bronze was cast in sections, joints are visible between the rider and horse and at both arms. The proper right arm is slightly loose. Several original casting pins are slightly visible including on the proper right flank and haunch of the horse. The proper left front leg was reattached and there is possible restoration to the proper right forearm.
There are several minor chips and nicks along the edges of the base, particularly at the top edge. The base was carved in three sections; the top section of the base is loose. "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."