Overall excellent condition for this rare work, which is one of the largest works by Jouve to appear at auction. When examined under blacklight, there are no areas of prior restoration. The decorative scheme is in good condition. The handle, which is only partially visible in the catalogue illustration wraps around the body of the body of the vessel, creating a sense of depth and movement. 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.