Overall in excellent condition. When viewed in person, the vase presents with a deep burgundy red with iridized hues. The glaze with a few minor air bubbles and irregularities inherent in the making. The surface with a few minor surface scratches and light surface dirt consistent with age and gentle handling. The piece has been examined under black light and shows no evidence of prior restoration. A deeply sculptural work. 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.