This work is in very good condition overall. For the gold edition, minor signs of abrasion are observed upon close inspection, primarily on the top edge of the figure's right ear and its underside. Evidence of minor scratch observed towards the left of the figure's mouth. Light paint wear is observed on edges of the two smaller eyes to the figure's left cheek. For the original edition, evidence of minor accretion is observed, located diagonally above the figure's nose and on the edge of its right ear and cheek. Faint hairline scratches are observed only upon close examination on the edges of the figure's smaller eyes on its right. "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."