Very charming. This decorative piece though does have a repaired broken cover - to the inside rim and this repair with residual glue. There is ingrained dirt and there are chips to the bears toes. As well as other minor chips. Probably acquired by the artist as a reference to his great-grandparents published work 'Examples of Early Pottery, Named Dated and Inscribed', 1881. This object was in the artist's studio.
"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."