Condition: This work is in fairly good condition. There is minor wear and small spots of loss to the red glaze due to age. There is loss to the glaze in the bowl of the top part of the piece and one of the small decorative heads is missing. The work has a bit of dust overall hence it would benefit from a light clean. There was a very minor restoration done to the right arm of the figure.
Colour: The catalogue illustration is very accurate; however the overall tonality tends towards a darker red than the image in the catalogue.
"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."