Overall very good condition. The exterior of this vase is subtly iridized. The vase exhibits striking red trail decoration against a dark green ground, which appears black in reflective light. The colors and definition of the decoration are far more impressive than seen in the catalogue illustration. With minor scratches to the midpoint of the neck on the interior, only visible when examined under direct light. A very interesting early experimental vase. 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.