Overall the condition of the bronze is good, with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There is some rubbing to the lacquer patina at the high points. There is also some dryness and minor flaking to the patina, particularly around the shoulders and to the top of the hat. There are a few minor areas of scratching including to the proper right thigh. The bronze is very slightly loose on the base.
There is minor general wear to the base, including an area of chips to one of the corners. There is green felt to the underside of the base. "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."