Overall condition very good, with no damage or restoration detected. There are a series of subtle horizontal folds/lines where the shoulders of the vase invert into the neck. There are occasional feint dark carbon deposits within these folds – which had occurred during the making of the vase. The main body of the vase is a translucent dark purple. The photograph in the printed catalogue makes the yellow flowers appear slightly greenish yellow – in reality they are closer to a more attractive lemon yellow. In our opinion the vase as a whole presents well with good form, color and movement. 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.