Dirt and light scratches to the brown patina, minor chips to enamel to the front of the crown, visible in the catalogue illustration; restoration to brown glass of orb with losses to enamel around banding of orb; the book has been removed to reveal a coat of varnish to the interior possibly to stabilize the color glass pieces; restoration to back left corner of red marble base. 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.