Good overall condition.
The patinated metal appears oxidized, as per the artist’s intention, but presents with additional traces of oxidation and some vert-de-gris traces, concentrated at the junctions between the frame and the rays, as visible on the catalogue illustration. The surface presents with a few light scratches and a few white paint stains. The glass lenses present with rare surface scratches, not visually distracting, and with some light soiling. The mirrored glass presents with rare and light surface scratches, with an area of approximately 4 cm of wear/oxidation to the silvering (along the frame, not extremely visually distracting) and with three scratches to the silvering (the largest approximately 1,5 cm, along the frame, not extremely visually distracting).
"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."