Overall very good condition. Impressive monumental scale with finely articulated decoration. 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 therefore makes the vase appear more gold. 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.