Overall excellent condition. The piece was designed as a table lamp, and is not a reconfigured vase. With an opening in the underbase, which is inherent in the making. This yellow colored vessel with an overlaid speckling of orange glaze which adds a depth to the surface. Currently fitted with a modern off-white linen shade, which is not shown in the catalogue illustration. A rare example of the Ruellands design, it is believed to be the largest of the lamp models they produced. 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.