i. This work is in very good condition overall. There is very minor evidence of wear and handling to the edges, most notably a few minor and scattered rub marks. There are stable drying cracks in the blue and green painted feathers of the duck. There are six brown pinpoint media accretions scattered throughout, most noticeably in the center of the flames. The colors are bright, fresh and clean. Under Ultraviolet light inspection, there is no evidence of restoration.
ii. This work is in very good and sound condition overall. The scattered signs of wear, such as scratches and rust, are inherent to the nature of the artist’s chosen medium and working method.
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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.