The condition of the marble is good with dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There is some veining to the marble, visible on the Emperor's right jaw, cheek and ear, consistent with the material. There are some very small inclusions to the surface, again consistent with the material. There is some minor paint deposit throughout, particularly at the back of the neck and head, underneath the eye and to the nose. There is a small loss at the eyebrow. There is some dirt to the crevices.
There is paint loss and wear to the reverse of the wood, with some chips to the edges and stable splitting. "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."