Craquelure to the paint, particularly to the reservoir consistent with age. Decoration of the cast-iron figures and candle-arms refreshed. Gilding of the gallery, candlearms and figures refreshed. The reservoir-cover slightly off center. Minor tarnish marks to the chains, some rubbing to the decoration and gilding, particularly to the cone and acanthus decoration at the base of the dish. Minor tarnishing to the reservoir dish. In otherwise sound 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. 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.