Manuel Castilho Antiguidades, Olympia art fair, London
Although similar to the sixteenth-century mother of pearl wares from Gujarat, the decorative style of punching rings into the surface and the inclusion of a red paint inlay is twentieth century (see a comparable in the British Museum, London, inv. no. 1913,1222.41).
In fairly good condition, some discoloration and breaks with associated restoration to mother-of-pearl sections, particularly visible to interior of lid, some possible later replacements, few very light scratches to surface, as viewed. "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."