Overall, the condition of the pendant is very good, with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There is particular dirt to some of the crevices. There are losses to the enamelling, including to some of the blue enamel in the lozenges and to some of the green enamel at the terminals. The pendant was probably once mounted with pearls, now lost, as suspension hoops survive. There are naturally occurring inclusions in the rock crystal.
"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."