Overall the condition of the bronze is good with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There are a series of small original circular and irregular shaped plugs and minor casting flaws around the terrasse. The calipers are cast separately and in two sections, and slightly open joints are visible. There are a few further small casting flaws including minor pitting to the proper left arm. There is wear to the dark lacquered patina, particularly at the high points, including minor scratching. Minor chips and scratches to the base. "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."