The marble is overall in very good condition. The proper right end to the sea monster's tail is a marble replacement and the tip of the left end is reattached. There is a prominent natural vein running down the boy's proper left thigh. There are some inclusions on his cheek and orange discolouration on his nose. The sea monster has two original holes which may have been for horns now missing. The end of the monster's left ear is restored. Otherwise there is minor surface dirt. "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."