Good overalll condition consistent with external use. The metal presents with some scratches and some oxidation throughout the structure, with some oxidation stains, some light vert-de-gris traces and a few rare rust traces. The head presents with some scattered humidity/oxidation stains. Note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the condition of the plants after the auction and cannot ensure that this lot could be shipped with the current floral arrangement. "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."