Surface abrasions and accretion overall, with wear to gilding and polychrome. Some losses to snail shell curls. Some bending and scratching to front and back base. 1 by 2 in. hole and further crack to base reverse, stable. Incised with the Tibetan letter "Ka" on reverse. Baseplate not in tact with label "8209" inside. 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.