Very good overall condition. The silver presents with some light surface scratches scattered and a few tiny scratches, consistent with age and use. An area of approximately 2 cm of diameter on the underside of the tail with concentrated light scratches, inherent to the setting of the work. The back presents with two more visible scratches of approximately 7 cm, inherent to the opening of the wings. The proper left wing with some more visible scratches. An area of approximately 1,5 x 0,5 cm on the jasper might have been previously restored. The beak appears to be slightly bent, as visible on the catalogue illustration. "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."