Overall very good condition. The hand-wrought copper surfaces display with a rich russet brown and warm amber patina. The copper surfaces present with scattered minor surfaces scratches, discolorations, some light wear, and a few very minor instances of oxidation, consistent with age and gentle handling. The interior of the vase with surface soiling, minor water damage and oxidation, consistent with age and use. A superb example displaying impressive scale, a particularly graceful form, and rich deep coloration. 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.