This impressive bracket is in reasonable condition. It shows construction cracks as visible in the catalogue photo. There is a break needing attention to bottom tip as well as small repairs to carvings. There are minor losses to back edge of top, which are not visible when the piece is hung. The top is very distressed having lost ts gilding. it also has a small repair. This charming piece retains its original gilding, with elegant distress in parts. There is a fragment of worked Chinese silk over modern card which comes with the bracket which is very distressed. One curl of the bottom scroll detached but present, and easily repaired. "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."