Please note that a photograph of the present lot is featured in Marc Heiremans book: Dino Martens, Muranese Designer 1922-1963, Arnoldsche, 1999, p. 104.
There are two internal bruises to the lower interior well of the vase, one is approximately 1/8 inch wide, the other ¼ inch wide. After the catalogue had been published, the cloudy liquid residue that is visible in the catalogue (and 1999 Arnoldsche book) to the interior of the vase had been professionally cleaned. A photograph of the vase following the cleaning is available on request.
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.