Good overall condition consistent with external exposure.
The patinated bronze presents with some wear and discoloration to the patina throughout, inherent to external exposure. One horn presents with a red trace on approximately 6 cm that appear to be a scuff revealing a red sub-layer of the patina.There are some instances of light vert-de-gris in the recessed areas of the head with stronger occurrences along one ear and horn. The legs presents with stains and are almost covered of vert-de-gris, especially the front ones. The stone presents with a few scratches, some surface soiling and some dirt stains concentrated to the upper part and the head of the sheep. There is a superficial chip of stone on top of the head on approximately 1,5 cm of diameter. There are vert-de-gris vertical dripping traces on each side of the stone body, on approximately 30 cm, starting below the horns and going through right above the front legs. All consistent with external exposure.
Approximative weight : 320 kg.
"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."