Overall the condition of the terracotta is good, with some wear and dirt to the surface consistent with age. There is a slip to the surface throughout, with greyish highlights. There is minor flaking to the slip in several areas, exposing the terracotta colour underneath. There are a few minor hairline firing cracks, including at the hips on both sides. There is some possible fill to the rim of the shell. There are a few small chips, notably around the bottom edge. "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."