Original canvas. Under ultraviolet light there appear to be just a handful of minor areas of retouching in the upper third of the background, three appearing to address small dents or tiny punctures in the canvas. Apart from fine lines of paint shrinkage in parts of the dark pigments of the vase, pot and leaves (visible in the catalogue illustration), overall this work is in good condition.
Held in a modern varnished-wood frame, with a gold-painted inner accent. "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."