Overall good condition with minor surface dirt and wear to the gilding consistent with age and handling. There are a few chips to the agate stag with inclusions consistent with the material. The hinge of the lid is slightly loose. There are a few scratches to the agate medallions in some places and dents to the edges of the gilt-bronze casket consistent with handling. The muzzle of the dear and the four agate ball feet appear to be later replacements. The key is missing. "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."