Overall in very good condition. The surfaces with minor scattered soiling. The glaze wirh scattered minor burst air bubbles and surface inclusions, inherent in production. The central area directly below the black horizontal line with a few flecks to the glaze, possibly inherent in production. A minor loss to the black glaze of the 'D' shaped character, directly above the two black dots measuring approximately 1.5 x 1.5 cm and is visible in the catalogue illustration. The underside with scattered minor light surface scratches and dark blue and black scuffing around the perimeter, with some yellowing to the glaze. The inner rim with two small traces of kiln shelf inherent in production. The work has been inspected under ultra violet light and it appears that no visible restoration has been undertaken.
"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."