Minor chips to the end and edges of the drops consistent with age and use. Minor surface dirt to the ormolu, which can be cleaned. Very minor chips to the the marble base. The blue glass on one is slightly loose. Structurally sound, in good overall condition. Color less orange and more natural than in the catalogue illustration. The gilding in good condition, rubbed in places. Very minor with isolated minor replacements.
This lot will be offered without reserve. 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.