Overall in very good condition. When viewed in person, the lacquered red and black elements are softer and more subtle, exhibiting a wider range of tones than in the catalogue illustration. The lacquered elements with a series of minor scattered chips and losses throughout, partially visible in the catalogue illustration. An area near the base with a shallow indentation measuring approximately 1 x 3/8in. All of the above are consistent with age and gentle handling. A richly detailed and skilfully executed example. 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.