Good overall condtion consistant with age and use. The patinated bronze presents with a few rare scratches, slightly more significant on the lower half of the legs. The patina presents with handling wear all along the spine, the tail, the muzzle and the horns, consistent with age and use. The surface presents with light soiling inherent to the exposure to a chimney. There are a few light stains, a few rare vert-de-gris traces and some light oxidation on the lower half of the legs. The sculpture is very slightly wobbly. "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."