Overall the condition of the bronze is good, with some dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There is a minor loss to the blade of the sword in the man's proper right hand. The bronze is cast in sections, and joints are slightly visible to the tops of the horse's legs, to the tail and to the man's proper right arm at the top. The reins of the horse's bridal are also cast separately, one of the reins on the proper right side is slightly loose, but stable. The plume on top of the helmet is also slightly loose, but stable. There is some wear to the patina in areas, including to the Prince's jacket at the sleeves, and to the horse's flanks. There are two small plugs and an original patch to the horse's lower back. There are scratches to the surface, including around the reigns and to the horse's sides. There is some wax residue to the surface, including to the proper left flank. "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."