Very good overall condition consistent with external exposure.
The surface presents with some light small stains and humidity stains scattered, not visually distractive and most likely inherent to external exposure. There are instances of light oxidation in the recessed areas, a few rare oxidation stains and a few rare traces of vert-de-gris. The nose presents with small areas of wear, consistent with age and use.
The bronze presents with some irregularities to the cast inherent to the making. The colour of the piece is not homogeneous and the work presents with instances of silver hue within the gilt surface. This is inherent to the cast and to the resurfacing tin from the bronze alloy.
Approximative weight : 230 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."