Overall the condition of the bronze is good, with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There is minor rubbing to the patina at some of the high points. There is some orange staining to the patina in a few areas, notably to the woman's proper right arm and hand, and to the top of her head. There is some minor dark spotting in a few areas, including to the baby's feet. There are a few small lacunae in the crevices. There are a few minor nicks and scratches, including to the woman's proper right elbow.
The bronze is attached to the base with a metal mount, inscribed: DEPOSE BUHL BTE SGDG.
There is wear, including chips, around the edges of the base. "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."