Good overall condition consistent with age and use. The gilt bronze is slighly tarnished and presents with scattered slightly darker oxidation stains and minute vert-de-gris stains. The galvanised bronze presents with instances of oxidation and with a few tiny vert-de-gris stains in the recessed areas. There are a few hairline cracks and tiny holes on the leaves, inherent to the making. "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."