Very good condition overall
The edges of the glass wings present with extremely minute chips. Some of them might be original to the making and caused by burst bubbles inherent to the manufacturing process. The body of the bird presents with a very minute surface chip of approximately 0,1 cm of diameter, not visually distractive. The gilt bronze presents with very light tarnishing overall, consistent with age and use. The ball held in the beak of the bird is rotating and presents with a few scratches caused by the rotation and some surface soiling.
"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."