Basin - gold hiramaki-e (lacquer) mon (family crests) has two minor chips to the side and another to the gold hiramaki-e of one of the handles, the interior well has some restoration and some area are not smooth but in good condition and all the mounts are original. Ewer - lid ground lacquer has some dryness and metal ring is a little loose, but body is in good condition.
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.