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Overall in very good condition, consistent with age. Light surface scratches and minor irregularities to the bronze throughout. The piece was professionally and sensitively repatinated to enhance its natural color and luminosity, in a manner that is consistent to the original. When viewed in person, the bronze presents with subtle variations in hue ranging from russet brown to deep chocolate brown. An important and majestic outdoor sculpture by François-Xavier Lalanne. 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.