There is some typical chipping along the rim edges of the cover, finial and bowl. There is a 3 by 3 inch triangular section on the side broken off and cleanly glued back; there are associated small losses in the glaze along the breaklines and there is an associated haircrack issuing from the break. There is another approximate 2-inch haircrack running parallel to the side below the straineer spout in the interior. 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.