Very good overall condition. The gilt bronze presents with a few rare instances of light tarnishing/light oxidation, not visually distracting and concentrated to the recessed areas. There are some irregularities to the bronze, inherent to the making, including a slightly more larger one on the stomach of the Mouflon. The bottom of the hoofs present with some vert-de-gris traces, partially visible on the catalogue illustration and consistent with age and use. The interior is in maillechort and is partially painted red. There are some rare traces of light oxidation on the inner sides of the doors.
Approximative weight : 145 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."