Overall very good condition. When viewed in person, the vase presents with a slightly less blue and more subdued green coloration than in the printed catalogue illustration. The iridescence on the neck and upper surface of the cushion presents a range of purple, green, and blue tones, which beautifully compliment the soft green of the vase's body, as well as the applied iridescent aurene rim. The glass with some extremely minor surface scratches consistent with age and gentle handling, a few scattered minor particulate inclusions inherent in the making, as well as a few scattered air bubbles predominantly within the cushion portion of the vase; none visually distracting. With a small irregularity to the aurene rim resulting from the application process. One area of iridescence with a minor irregularity, likely inherent in the making. This highly unusual and intricate form displays with dimples and tool marks to the vase's cushion as a result of the crimping process. The underside of the vase with some minor wear consistent with age and gentle handling, as well as some adhesive residue. The interior with some light surface soiling consistent with age. An outstanding and rare example of Steuben's Tyrian technique with an extremely complex form. 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.