Wear to the gilding throughout the surace with losses to the enamel visible in some places. The edge of the dripping-pane is loose and slightly misshaped. The foot is slightly loose as well with a small tear to the lower edge. Greening is visible in some places. The tip of the peak is slightly bent. Each side of the triangular base with a champlevé enamel chimera. There is an old label under the base inscribed in blue and black ink: "Authentique Limoges 434 bis".
"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."