Overall in fair condition. The plaque of Saturn has been removed its original ebonized walnut frame for inspection purpose. The micromosaics are set within a bronze casing, this plaque will not be re-mounted in its frame for client inspection purposes. All plaques rendered with very fine micromosaic tesserae, some showing very minute losses. The gold background is uneven in places, and not consistently flush with the micromosaic., and one cannot guarantee that the plaques were born as they present today. The gold ground is not comprised of individual tesserae, but is in fact a solid layer of glass painted with gold on the reverse and with an etched grid pattern to the front, mimicking the effect of mosaic. 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.