Overall the condition of the bronze is very good, with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There are some minor dark specks to the surface, including to the hands. There is very minor shallow pitting to the surface in areas, consistent with the bronze casting process. There is some white cleaning residue to the legs. The painted details of the belt have rubbed in areas.
The condition of the marble base is good, with some minor chips and abrasions to the edges and corners. The detail on the base is also signed: D.H. Chiparus. "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."