Overall, the condition of the marble is very good, with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There are a few naturally occurring inclusions, notably to the neck and some of these have been filled. There are slight abrasions to some of the high points, including to the proper left ear. There is some plaster residue slightly visible where the bust joins the socle. There appears to be a naturally occurring vein to the marble under the chin. "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."