These wonderful candelabra are in reasonable good condition.
The porcelain is in good general condition with the exception of minor losses or chips to the extremities, including but not exclusive to the rockwork on the stands. Some minor firing imperfections including iron spots, minor crazing to the glaze and short firing cracks (e. g. to one of the Buddhas' heads).
The gilt-bronzes on one candelabra display old repairs to the middle branch which was once broken, and as a result the branches are loose. One tip of the left-hand side of one has also been repaired. Both would benefit from a light clean, there being areas of tarnishing and oxidation, possibly from previous cleaning products. The figures are detachable from the bronzes and need securing.
"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."