Overall very good condition. When viewed in person, the turtleback glass tiles present with a less blue, more green hue than in the catalogue illustration. The bronze surfaces with some light surface scratches, abrasions, rubbing, and some scattered oxidation consistent with age and handling. The turtleback glass tiles with some light surface scratches; one tile with an internal stress fracture. All four tiles are different and complex, one is more blue than the others. The canopy and one “S” hook appear to be period; the canopy extender, chain, the other “S” hook, upper loop, and glass pane inset into the hinged bottom door appear to be replaced. The socket appears to be period but is likely not original to the piece. A very charming turtleback piece with rich coloration and nice scale. 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.