Good overall condition. The surface presents with some light scratches, some shallow dents and instances of oxidation, all consistent with age and use. The top of the shell presents with a circular area with light scuffs on approximately 3 cm of diameter. There is a few more visible dents right above the head of the turtle, as visible in the catalogue illustration. The recessed areas at the junction between the shell and the feet present with more significant oxidation, consistent with age and use. "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."