Overall very good condition. The exterior is iridized and under reflective light, the surface shows a wonderful range of color, not visible in the catalogue illustration. The catalogue illustration shows the vase with transmitted light and makes the vase appear more gold. The leaves in the decorative scheme of this vase are beautifully carved. The vine decoration is more prominent under reflective light than it appears in the catalogue illustration. With a few minor air bubble inclusions, which are inherent in the making. 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.