Overall excellent condition. This rare object dates from Bertoia’s time at Cranbrook, like the Grotell piece on the opposite page. Hand-hammered as evidenced by the slight irregularities in the decorative surface treatment. Some spots of oxidation to the interior, but with few signs of its age and use. This work is a rare treasure from Bertoia’s early career. 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.