Excellent condition for an object of this type and age, with the original basketry cap preserved. Marks nicks scratches and abrasions throughout. Tip of proper right horn is broken and glued. Basketry and fibers are dry and fragile with some breaks and fraying. Old adhesive applied to a break in basketry below proper right front foot of antelope, now crumbling. Very fine crusty smoke-blackened patina, glossy in places. 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.