Good overall condition. The gilt bronze is slightly tarnished overall and presents with a few slightly darker stains, as partially visible on the catalogue illustration, including a few tiny vert-de-gris stains. The patinated bronze presents with some light wear on the protruding elements, consistent with age and use. There is some slightly more significant handling wear on the beak. There are a few rare and tiny white paint stains. The paper shade is in condition of use and has been willingly torn by the artist in order to be fixed.
There are two additional tears to the paper shade, some scattered foldings and some scattered tiny stains.
Sotheby's does not guarantee electrical components and suggests having all wiring inspected by a licensed electrician. "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."