Colour: The colours in the illustration are fairly accurate. The overall tonality is slightly lighter in the original, particularly the orange hue of the base.
Condition: This work is in very good condition. Close inspection reveals some handling marks and a number of very minor and unobtrusive paint losses towards the edges of the base and the elements. Examination under ultraviolet light reveals some minor spots of retouching to the edges of the upper corner tips, some of which may be original. "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."