The colours in the catalogue illustration ate fairly accurate, although the white contains fewer green undertones in the original. The catalogue illustration fails to convey the animated nature and sound from the original work.
This work is in very good condition and in full working order. Close inspection reveals a few faint handling marks to the edges of painted metal board, and some wear with an associated speck of loss to the lower left corner tip. Very close inspection reveals evidence of light wear and handling to the metal elements in places, which is consistent with the medium's natural ageing process.
"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."