Overall, the condition of the terracotta is very good, with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age, with particular dirt in the crevices. There is a slip to the surface which may conceal some condition points such as possible reattachments. There are a few minor chips to the high points of the foliage.
There are a few slightly open, but stable, splits to the ebonised wood socle, consistent with the material.. There are some small chips to the wood, notably to the bottom edge of the socle. "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."