Overall the condition of the bust is good, with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There is minor stable craquelure to the glazing throughout, consistent with the material. The glazing appears slightly yellowish in the crevices. There are some small specks of surface dirt, in particular to the drapery on the proper right side, the proper left shoulder, and the drapery hanging from the bosom. There are minor losses to the tips of the crescent moon.
There is wear to the ebonised wood socle, including rubbing at the edges and some surface dirt. "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."