Overall the condition of the bronze is good, with some wear and dirt to the surface consistent with age. The metal is thin, and there are a few original lacunae and open fissures consistent with casting, including to the neck, the proper right elbow, the proper left elbow, the proper left ankle, and to the skirt of the armour. There is some tarnishing in areas, notably to the proper left elbow. There are also a few spots of greening, and there is rubbing to the gilding, including at the chest, where a copper colour appears underneath. The bronze is detached from the marble base.
The marble base is in good condition with a few chips and minor abrasions. There is some residue at the top where the bronze would have been attached. "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."