Overall excellent condition. Minor signs of superficial oxidation around both pins consistent with natural evolution of the gold. One of the earring posts presents with a slight bend backwards. The pair is offered in its original protective case and box. One side of each butterfly flutters when worn, making these earrings a wonderfully delicate example of Lalanne jewelry design. 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.