Overall the condition of the sculpture is good, with some wear and dirt to the surface consistent with age. There are a few minor losses, notably to the Virgin's proper left big toe and to the fingers on the putto's proper left hand. There is minor stable splitting to the wood consistent with the material, notably to the orb. There is minor evidence of past worming, in particular to the top of the Virgin's head and to the back. A stable, probably original, joint is slightly visible at the drapery on the proper right side beside the putto; there are also joints around the putto's legs. There is wear to the polychromy and rubbing to the gilding at the high points; there are particular losses to the polychromy of the putto. There is a small metal hook at the back. "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."