Overall the condition of the wood is good, with some wear and dirt to the surface consistent with age. There are a few minor losses, including to the sea monster's tail, the woman's toes on the proper right foot, her fingers on the proper right hand, her hair, and the tip of her nose. There is some stable splitting to the wood, consistent with the material, in particular to the proper left side of the monster's head. The woman's head is reattached and some residue is visible at the neck. There is some rubbing at the high points, revealing the wood underneath the dark patina. "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."