Overall the condition of the cross is very good, with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There is wear to the blackened engraving in areas. There is some tarnishing to the brass, including to the bottom around the joints, and to the top of the cross on one side. The stand and arms were cast separately. There is some reddish residue to the stand, and there appear to be some repairs. There is a small fissure to the bottom of the stand. "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."