Photographed in the drawing room at Durham Cottage, Chelsea before 1954; Anthony Denney,'The Oliviers off stage', House and Garden, May 1958, p. 64, illustrated in Vivien's drawing room at Eaton Square, Belgravia.
There is an adhesive at the mid section of the vase between the base and foot, which is starting to flake. There is a hairline crack to the well of the vase, visible to interior and exterior which has been stabilised with two rivets. Some glaze crazing and associated staining. There is a hairline crack at rim and associated rim chip. "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."