EN : Very good overall condition consistent with external use. There are a few rare instances of very light oxidation in the recessed areas. There are a few light dirt stains. One monkey presents with a few irregularities to the bronze, inherent to the making.
//// FR : Très bon état général cohérent avec une exposition extérieure. Il y a quelques rares instances de très légère oxydation dans les renfoncements et quelques légères traces de saleté. Un singe présente quelques rares irrégularités de fonte, inhérentes au processus de création. "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."