The cover has probably been broken in half and is now restored and oversprayed. There is a minor restored chip to the edge of the lower portion of the spout's edge. The pot has restoration along approximately 4 inches of the rim, extending from the handle on the left to the spout on the right. The restoration is well done and it is not possible to accurately determine the exact nature of the original damage. There is a minor short fine haircrack running up from the underside into the footrim beneath the spout and another very minor short fine haircrack to the body just above the footrim near the handle. 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.