Overall the condition of the lock is good. There is dirt and wear to the surfaces consistent with age and handling, including a few minor nicks and scratches. The key has been lost and so the lock is no longer operational. The right screw of the lock plate is stiff. There is minor oxidization to the metal in some areas. Overall the condition of the base is good with some dirt and wear.
There is dirt and wear to the key with dolphins consistent with age and handling. There is oxidization to the metal throughout. Otherwise the condition is good. The condition of the base is good with some dirt and wear. "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."