This work is in good condition overall. The tree and wire basket of pears rest on top of the base. All of the elements are well intact. The varying surface texture of the work is due to the artist's choice of materials. Under close inspection, there are some scattered surface accretions visible. The tree element of the work has scattered surface scratches and scuffs. There are 2 minor cracks that are stable to the tree branches, and evidence of some oxidation to the faucet element. There is hairline craquelure to all of the pears elements with some associated areas of pinpoint pigment loss. 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.