Good overall condition.
The red elephant : very light surface scratches and remnants of silver polish on the silver. The surface presents with soiling, a few stains and a small broken piece on one foot (not extremely visually distractive).
The blue elephant : very light surface scratches and remnants of silver polish on the silver. The edges of the feet and of the trunk presents with some tiny to small chips. Some silver nails are missing. The lapis presents with prior cracks that have been previously filled. "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."