Overall, the condition of the bronze is very good, with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. The bronze was cast in sections, and joints are very slightly visible to the bottom of both antlers, to the lower part of the neck, and around all feet. There is very minor rubbing to the patina at some of the high points. There are a few minor areas of scratching, including to the tail and the antlers. A minor fissure is slightly visible at the proper right antler. "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."