Overall, the condition of the marble is good, with some dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There is a restoration to the back of the bust, where the bust meets the socle. There is minor veining to the marble, consistent with the material, including a veing going horizontally across the nose. There are some minor scratches to the surface of the marble, including an area of scratches to the top of the head. There are a few scuff marks to the back of the bust at the hair and at the socle. There are remnants of an old label to the back above the signature and there is also a filled inclusion here. There are minor chips and abrasions to the edges of the truncation. "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."