Overall the condition of the bronzes is good, with dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There are a few minor stable casting fissures, including to both ankles of the boxer in the defensive pose. There is wear to the patina consistent with placement in a damp environment, as a result there is some dryness and white-ish residue, and some greening in areas. There are minor nicks and scratches to the surface. The marble bases are in good condition, with some chips and abrasions to the edges and corners, including a larger chip to the corner of one of the bases.
Both bronzes are signed: ABouraine and one is stamped: A. G. Paris.
"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."