Basin - the side has a few minor dents, one of three foot has some lacquer touch u p. There is a very minor lacquer crack to the well (about 6in) but is only the surface of black lacquer and is not open. Otherwise it in good condition and has good luster on the lacquer ground. Ewer - lid has several small chips, gold hiramakie (lacquer) is slightly rubbed because of handling. Body - side has several very minor dents, a few scratches
And the lacquer seems a little dry.
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.