The sitter's vest appears slightly solarized. There is a border of heavy tarnish along the upper, right, and bottom contours of the mat. Tiny black and transparent speckles of indeterminate nature are visible overall upon very close inspection but are generally not distracting. Some of the visual noise one sees in the catalogue illustration is likely on the underside of the glass and not a feature of the present plate.
The case is intact, but it is worn and may have been repaired previously.
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.