Good overall condition. The bird presents with some very light handling wear to the patina and with a few very light surface scratches. There is a wax remnant on the proper right wing, a few tiny scratches on the proper left side of the head and some more significant wear to the patina at the tip of the beak (partially revealing the original colour of the bronze). The underside of the bird presents with a few tiny oxidation stains scattered.
The patinated bronze base presents with some instances of wear and some light oxidation with a few vert-de-gris stains (more significant on one leaf). "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."