Overall the condition of the ivory is good, with dirt and some wear to the surface consistent with age. Both little fingers are lost. There are original joints at the shoulders, which are slightly open but stable. There is stable splitting to the ivory, consistent with the material. There is minor wear to the polychromy. There are losses to the silver aureole as well as some warping. There is tarnishing to the silver mounts on the cross and remnants of polish in the crevices.
There is some general wear to the wood, including minor splitting to the base and some slightly open joints. "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."