signed: P. Bazzanti Florence
Overall the condition of the marble is good with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. The marble shows evidence of recent cleaning and there is whitish dust to the surface in areas. The proper right little finger has been reattached, the proper left little finger has also been reattached and is possibly a replacement. The surface is slightly rough in areas, including to the rocky base and the foliage, and to the nymph's drapery, and there is possible weathering. There is a chip to the base below the signature, and a further very minor chip to the nymph's belt where it meets the drapery.
"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."