Good overall condition consistent with external use.
The patinated bronze presents with some surface soiling and humidity stains scattered. There are a few light scratches and several concentrated deeper horizontal scratches on the lower half of the apple (on an area of approximately 7 x 30 cm). The bronze presents with some tiny irregularities, inherent to the making. The upper part of the apple presents with several stains with discolouration of the patina. The underside of the apple presents with green accretions. There are a few rare lighter traces inherent to external exposure. All consistent with age and external 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."