This painting is in good condition. The canvas is unlined and the paint surface is stable. There is some scattered craquelure, particularly above the fruit.
Examination under ultraviolet light reveals a thick varnish and an area of retouching at the base of the glass. Another tiny spot in the sky upper centre which is a repaired tiny puncture and some very fine infilling to the craquelure on the fruit.
Frame: Held in a modern decorative plaster frame in good condition. "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."