Good overall condition.
The gilt bronze presents with some light tarnishing and with a few rare instances of oxidation with a few slightly darker oxidation stains, not visually distracting. The galvanised bronze presents with some small oxidation stains and with some instances of oxidation, concentrated to the butterfly wings and the smaller leaves. There are a few tiny cracks to the galvanised bronze elements, original to the making. A few rare wax remnants. All consistent with age and use. "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."