The colours in the catalogue illustration are airly accurate, althuogh the overall tonality is slightly deeper and richer in the original.
This work is in very good condition. There is a small media accretion to the left of the centre on the top extreme edge, visible in the catalogue illustration. There are a few small rub marks and minor abrasions in isolated places around the extreme edges of the ceramic. There is some inconsistency to the pigment at the centre of the plate. There are a few scattered patches of extremely light surface dirt, and a further tiny light media accretion visible only upon close inspection above the 'F' of the signature. "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."