The illustration of the catalogue is accurate. The gilding of the gilt-bronze is rubbed and tarnished. There are minor chips to the edges of the lacquer elements. The lacquered cover is later. The lacquered cup is detached from the base, but it could be easily repaired. One flower needs to be refixed. One flower and one branch are missing. One branch is restored with an old tin solder. Very decorative object. "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."