Overall the condition of the ivory is good, with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age, with particular dirt in the crevices. The ivory is composed in sections, and original, stable open joints are visible at the shoulders. There is stable splitting to the ivory, consistent with the material, including some slightly open vertical splits to the body and the globe. There are a few nicks and scratches, including to the globe and to the Child's proper left hip, back, and buttocks. There is a loss to the top part and the point of the flag in the Christ Child's hand. The staff of the flag is probably later and it detaches from the Child's hand.
The condition of the wood base is good, with some dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. It is composed in sections, and slightly open joints are visible. There is some warping to the wood and some very minor stable splitting. There is a minor loss to the wood at the back right corner of the top edge. The relief figure on the base is loose. "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."