Overall in very good condition. The hand-wrought copper surfaces retain their original patina, with some scattered light surface scratches, some transparent spotting and surface soiling, and with a few small traces of surface oxidation consistent with age and gentle use. With some rubbing to the patina, more prevalent to the underside of the tray from prior surface contact. This rare tray presents beautifully in person, displaying superb radial hand hammering and a rich brown patina. 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.