Overall, the condition of the bronze is good, with dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There is wear to the patina throughout, revealing a reddish colour underneath. There are some minor chips and some scratches, in particular to the bottom edges. There are a few small dents, in particular to the back. There is particular dirt to the crevices of the hair, where there is also some minor greening. There is minor warping to the bottom of the bronze.
The wood base is in good condition, with some minor evidence of past worming. There are a few splashes of varnish and darkish dirt to the front of the base.
"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."