Very good overall condition.
The gilt bronze presents with some irregularities, inherent to the making. There are a few scattered scratches, mostly concentrated to the chest and to one wing, some of them might be original to the making. The bronze presents with some instances of light oxidation and dirt mostly concentrated in the recessed areas, consistent with age and use and not visually distractive.
Approximative weight : 290 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."