The canvas has been relined. Ultraviolet light reveals some minor spots of retouching at the extreme edges. There are some localised fine lines of paint shrinkage in the dark pigments of the lower part of the pot and in some of the background to the right (visible in the catalogue illustration). Overall the work is in good condition.
Held in a decorative grey-painted and gilt frame, with a cloth-covered liner.
The colours are more vibrant in reality than in the catalogue illustration, especially the greens. "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."