Overall in very good condition. The glass with minor, light surface scratches throughout, not visually obtrusive due to the quartz-like figuring and depth of the pink hues. The sculpture with some minor surface dirt in recessed areas of the design and minute abrasions, mostly concentrated to the proper right wing. The pate de cristal with minor air bubbles and particulate inclusions inherent in the making and not at all visually distracting. The glass with some minor crizzling, mostly concentrated on the torso, neck and face of the figure, consistent with the natural aging process of the material. A particularly fine example of the swirling mix of opaque and color glass that was a hallmark of Argy-Rousseau's craft.
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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.