The original canvas is lined and the paint layer is in a good condition. There is a moderately discoloured varnish. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals a horizontal band of retouching approx. a quarter of the way down the canvas which runs the width of the canvas, as well as a vertical band 5 cm. long upper right. There are a handful of other scattered spot retouchings and the signature has been strengthened. The still life itself remains untouched. In overall very good condition. Offered in a carved and gilt wood frame in good condition. "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."