Overall condition very good, with the exception of a minor/small internal crack to the left cheek of the dolphin – this is only just visible as a very pale rust colored spot approximately 1/8th inch wide. There is a very slightly rough area from the making beneath the chin of the dolphin which is partially visible in the catalogue photograph. Overall in our opinion the work presents well. 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.