Overall very good condition, with the exception of a small shallow indent, approximately 2mm x 3mm, to the top of the vase just below the top rim to one side. This nick is also visible in the catalogue photograph – at the right side just below the top rim. Please note that the color in the catalogue photograph is not accurate to the piece. In reality the blue ground is not a dark purple-blue, but a cooler and more attractive vivid blue that juxtaposes well with the red of the flowers. Overall in our opinion the vase presents well with good color and a bold design of graphic murrines. 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.