Overall excellent original condition. The bronze surfaces with some light scratches and minor rubbings to high points and areas of natural oxidation consistent with age and gentle handling. A few of the stems (less than 5) are slightly misaligned, as is common for these forms over time. The oxidation intended by the artist is a nice variation of green to deep blue. The central stem is copper and presents with a rich and warm russet patina. The base with variations of bright and subdued greens and brown to the metal throughout, naturally occurring over time. A rare double-bush form by Bertoia, the piece exhibits an organic sense of movement, presenting very well in person. 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.