Both vases are in good overall condition with some glazing faults to the base and to the surface. They have been fiited for electricty but not drilled. Impossible to check the rim because of the ormolu mounts. A 5 cm long hairline crack starting from the rim and descending through the shoulder where it separates into two hairline cracks, one going through the body on 11 cm and the other one with some iron spots to the surface and a 7 cm long hairline crack starting from the foot. Old glue remains around its foot. BotH vases with underglaze-blue double-circle to the base.
The ormolu mounts are in good overall 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."