There is some weathering to the surface of the stone consistent with placement outdoors. This has led to a dry surface with some lacunae in the stone. There are chips and abrasions throughout, in particular to snouts, the high points, and the bottom edges. There is some minor greening to the stone in particular to the lion's faces. One of the lions has an area of oxidised metal staining to the proper left hind leg. There is also a small area of fill at the centre of this area. There is some dark staining in areas. Otherwise the condition is good, with some general wear and dirt consistent with age. "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."