The engraved brass nozzle covering up a broken neck. Extensive restoration to the foot. Two areas of restorations and re-painting to the body, each approx 1" by 1". The glaze is overall crazed, with extensive small impurities and with same areas of brown staining, particularly to the neck and above the foot. There is a hairline crack at the base of the neck which runs diagonally across the body, approx. 3" length. There is a small bare patch to the glaze, probably caused by an impact approx. ½ " by ¼".
"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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."