There are areas of fritting and possibly associated losses to the rims of the bowl and cover. There are also other firing imperfections, most notably two firing lines of approx. 0.5 cm to the finial and approx. 2 cm to over the footring. There are also surface scratches as can be expected.
There is an approx. 5 cm hairline crack to the inner rim of the dish (4.5 cm on the exterior) at approx. 7 o'clock position. There are two shallow nicks to the rim, the largest measuring approx. 0.5 cm. There are also other chips to the footring, some of which possibly caused during the firing. "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."