Overall excellent condition. The chipped ice finish is moderate, probably a 5 on the scale of 1 to 10. Some significant later surface as well, most apparent to the interior of the shade near the aperture. We would recommend a gentle cleaning. No rim chips or cracks to the shade. With two or three nicks to the edges that can be felt as you run your hand along the outer surface of the lower edge of the shade, but extremely minor. Exterior of the shade is dirty and has several later white paint spots. The color of the floral pattern are consistent around the shade.
The base has its original greenish brown patina. Surface dirt throughout and moderate wear. Finial is slightly more rubbed than rest of the base, exposing copper metal underneath. 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.