In overall good original condition. Colour of gilding less greenish and stronger contrast of colours of the porcelain which are much more attractive than in the catalogue photograph. The gilt-bronze is slightly dirty and would benefit from a light clean according to taste. The rim of the pierced covers is slightly warped and one does not fit snuggly. The rams' masks on one vase are a little loose and just need the screws tightening up. There is a firing flaw to the socle of one but this is hardly noticeable and a very minor loss to the gilding below the guilloche band on the porcelain body of the other. The internal gilt-bronze rim of one is removable but can easily be refixed. Charming detail to the painting. "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."