Charger : Overall good condition.
Cover vases : Overall wear to the exterior on both vases. They have never been decorated, which is rare.
The vase visible on the left of the catalogue illustration : there are three hairline cracks over ca. 20 cm inside and outside. There is as well a ca 0.5 by 0.5 cm loss to the foot rim associated with a ca. 3 cm hairline crack. Covers : there is wear to the surface and some traces of gilding. The loose rings may have been replaced later. "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."