Overall good condition; there is a restored chip to top of fluted column now showing restoration; all bronze nicely chased and cast and with minor traces of dirt; one handle with black staining visible in the catalogue illustration; the back left garland broken off and available in a bag and in need of professional restoration; the lid slight bent resulting in uneven sitting; overall with the usual minor scratches and wear. 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.