Overall very good condition. The bronze surfaces present with bright, lustrous gilding with scattered minor surface irregularities inherent in the making and which enhance the naturalism of the mounts and handle. The black silk is in very good condition. The reverse side of the bag with a very minor bend to the material, likely due to opening and closing of the bag. An extremely charming and fashionable item with delicate and finely executed details. 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.