Overall in good condition, one vase has a restored large chip to the rim which has been extensively oversprayed, there is a very small restored chip on the inside rim of the cover, there are also two small scratches to the vase, the other vase has a tiny minor shallow chip to the rim and a few very minor shallow chips to the cover, the ormolu is clean and in good condition with some very minor wear. Please note that the restoration is very good and is not disfiguring.
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.