Please note that there are several cracks running throughout the work; three of which are rather significant but appear to be inherent to the work. Two of the larger cracks can be found on the base and are visible in the catalogue illustration and a further one can be found on the head of the work. There appear to be several minor scratches throughout. There are minor surface marks and paint/ink smudges which appear to be contemporary to the creation of the work. There appear to be minor gouge marks to the face, neck, and base. There also appears to be areas of minor splintering, particularly noticeable within the three large cracks. Overall, the work is in good condition.
"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."