Overall fine condition. Discoloration to the surface and tarnish to the brass fittings consistent with age and use. The circular ring on the stand was previously cracked and re-glued, approximately 1” x 5”, with associated touch ups to the surface. There is an old crack to the globe, that has been repaired and touched-up leaving three slightly visible lines ranging in length from 2-inches to 5-inches emanating from the same point. 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.