S.A.L.I.R. Collection, Murano, Italy Private Collection, acquired from the above Christie's New York, An Important Private Collection of Italian Glass, November 30, 2000, lot 41 Acquired from the above by the present owner
There are two internal bruises to the center just beneath the shoulder of the vase, each approximately 0.25 inches wide. To the reverse side there is an area of hardened glue residue. The interior of the vase has liquid residue marks. In our opinion this does not adversely affect the overall attractive appearance of the vase. Please note that the catalogue photograph does not accurately reflect the true color and lustrous iridescence of the vase. The photograph makes the vase appear to have a slight white cloudy tint, whereas in reality it has more of a subtle, pleasant straw colored warm yellowish tint. 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.