One vase has one handle broken off in two places and restored back; the other handle has also been broken off from the upper section and restored back with additional restoration to a haircrack running around the lower part of the handle. The same vase has a small chip to the edge of corner on the base. The other vase has restoration to a small area, where the stem of the vase meets the base. The foot of the vase on the square base has an approximate 2 by 1 inch restored chip and seven very small chips to the edge some of which have been touched up. There is an approximate 1/4 inch chip to the lower edge of one corner of the base. 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.