Overall very good original condition; one with two small chips to the edge of the top of the tripod base; the other with a break to one gilt-bronze handle of vase at join with vase now loose but present; please not that the malachite is less blue and more green than in the catalogue illustration. Please note that there are very minor losses to the malachite veneers to the neck of one vase beneath the putto; please note as well that one handle of thes same vase is broken off at join with the arm and will need to be soldered to its bracket. 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.