Anonymous sale, London, Sotheby's, 12 April 1978, lot 67; Anonymous sale, Amsterdam, Sotheby Mak van Waay, 13 December 1982, lot 21; Anonymous sale , Amsterdam, Sotheby Mak van Waay, 2 June 1986, lot 78; Anonymous sale, London, Sotheby's, 6 July 1988, lot 106.
The canvas is lined and has a plastic protective board on the reverse. There is some surface dirt but otherwise the varnish is clear and even. The is no major damage visible. Inspection under UV light reveals small sensitive scattered retouchings throughout - the main concentration of which is in the pale fabric above and below the watch, and in the shadows of the golden urn.
Offered in a painted and ripple moulded Dutch style frame in good condition. "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."