Overall very good original condition with the exception of several very minor/small/shallow surface nibbles to the top rim, however in our opinion these do not adversely affect the overall attractive appearance of the bowl. The color reproduction in the catalogue is not accurate. In reality the purple areas are a deep eggplant purple. When viewed from the top, the bowl is not a perfectly symmetrical circle, it undulates very slightly. The internal merletto patterning is very successful, with a strong and bold intensity of threading. 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.