Overall in very good condition. The metal surfaces with some scattered occasional fine surface scratches, and minor discolorations, consistent with age and gentle handling. A few rods with some very slight bending, not visually distracting and consistent with age and handling. The cylinder tops have acquired a warm, beautifully variegated patina with age. The base rests on four feet and presents with light surface soiling and scattered discolorations concentrated to the central area with the rods, consistent with age and handling. When moved, the metal cylinders produce a unique, bell-like tone. 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.