The bronze appears sound. There are one or two extremely tiny possible casting imperfections. There is some very light rubbing to the surface of the bronze, most apparent at the shoulders of the figure. There is some casting residue on the surface in places, most notably on the upper part of the concave section of the figure's torso. Subject to the above, the work appears to be in excellent overall condition.
The figure is affixed to two separate bases, one upper and one lower. Both are attached with screws. .
Please telephone the department on +(44) 0207 293 6424 if you have any further questions regarding the present lot. "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."