The mounts are fixed and have not been removed for inspection. Both vases with fritting on the rim, and wear to the gilding and the surface overall.
The vase on the left of the catalogue illustration with the neck broken and restored. The old restoration around the neck is coming off. The base has not been drilled through. The cover with a ca. 4 cm long part of the rim that has been broken off and restuck. Part of the inside has been repainted.
The vase on the right of the catalogue illustration with the base restored (visible from the inside). The cover has been broken and restuck. "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."