Fair overall condition.
The bronze presents with a few small oxidation stains, as visible in the catalogue illustration, and with a few rare and tiny areas of wear to the gilt patina. The stand on the reverse of the mirror is slightly wobbly. There are some light oxidation traces and a few light scratches to the back, including a larger one, caused by the tip of the stand. One screw is missing.
The mirrored glass presents with some surface scratches. There is a chip of glass on approximately 2 cm along the proper left lower corner (partially visible in the catalogue illustration) and a very tiny chip on the upper part. Some scattered dirt and dust.
"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."