Overall, the condition of the bronze is good, with some dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There is wear to the patina in areas, in particular to the top of the base around the breasts, where the patina has slightly flaked. There is some rubbing to the patina at the high points of the hair. There are flecks of dirt and minor areas of oxidisation to the surface, in particular to the front of the bust and to the proper right cheek. There are a few plugs, including to the proper right cheek and to the proper left upper arm. There is a small dent to the edge of the base at the front, below the proper right breast. "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."