The cover : One of the three tenons under the cover has been broken off. The tip of the deer's horns have been broken off aswell.
The censer : One foot (indicate which on the catalogue illustration) has been broken off and restuck. One handle is bent, with a ca. 1 cm crack on one side near the base where it meets the shoulder.
There is some wear to the gilding on both parts, and minor casting flaws. "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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."