The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the overall tonality tends more towards soft cream in the original.
This work is in very good condition. Close inspection reveals some evidence of wear to the corner tips and extreme edges, with an associated small chip to the lower edge, approximately 12 cm. from the lower right corner. Further very close inspection reveals some minute and unobtrusive specks of loss to the corner tips of some of the protruding elements, and some glue residue around one of the protruding elements to the lower left quadrant. There is a tiny speck of superficial loss towards the lower right corner. No restoration is apparent when examined under ultraviolet light. "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."