Overall the condition of the bronze is good, with some wear and dirt to the surface consistent with age. There is minor rubbing to the lacquer patina at the high points. There is also minor flaking to the patina. There are a few very small specks of yellowish residue, including to the face. There are a few minor lacunae, consistent with casting. There is a dent with a bronze pin to the top of the head. There is some glue residue where the bronze is attached to the base.
There is minor general wear to the base, including a chip to one of the bottom corners. "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."