Overall, the condition of the bronze is good, with some dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. The strings of the violin have warped and one is slightly loose. The bow is also slightly loose but stable. There are a few dirt marks and flecks of blackish residue to the surface in areas, including to the proper right side of the face, to below the proper left breast, to the back and to the back of the proper left arm. The bronze is cast in sections and a joint and a plug are visible to the proper left upper arm. There is a minor loss to the tip of one of the laurel leaves at the front. There are some minor scratches to the surface in areas. "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."