Good overall condition consistent with age and use.
The patinated copper presents with some scattered light scratches - with deeper ones along the tail and the edges of the wings - some instances of wear to the patina and some vert-de-gris traces - concentrated along the recessed areas. The bronze presents with a few small scratches, some tarnishing overall, some wear to the patina on the head and with some vert-de-gris stains on the feet. The glass presents with some soiling, a few stains and some dirt around the head. There is a tiny chip/hole at the bottom of the shade with a few tiny cracks and tiny losses of white finish. It is barely visible when the lamp stands on its feet.
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."