Both are in fair condition considering their age: the ewer mounted with gilt metal mounts shows tarnishing and dirt and a rather large loss to the right arm of one psyche carved to the right and side of the ewer spout; the ewer with silvered metal mounts also shows extensive tarnishing and losses of silvering.
Please note that the bacchanal relief scene is higher in depth than its associated companion. Visible traces of dirt to crevices, no apparent large breaks or losses. 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.