The illustration of the catalogue is accurate.
The gilding is rubbed and tarnished.
One glass panel has been broken and one part is missing.
The bouquet inside the cage has been replaced and is later.
The lantern has been drilled for electricity.
Please note that the electrical system has to be checked by a professional electrician and we do not guarantee the mechanism is in working order.
Fine lantern with a small and elegant scale. "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."