The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate although the pink, yellow and dark green are deeper and richer and the light green and blues are brighter and more vibrant in the original.
This work is in very good condition. Extremely close inspection reveals some light wear to the corner tips, and a hairline tension crack running intermittently along the extreme outer edges. Further close inspection reveals a small number of pin prick sized specks of surface loss in isolated places on the extreme outer edges. Extremely close inspection reveals a minute and unobtrusive puncture to the upper right corner, and a speck of surface loss to the upper half of the yellow glass which appears to have been consolidated. Further inspection under ultraviolet light reveals a few small spots of fluorescence, which do not appear to be restoration. "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."