Overall very good condition. The hand-wrought copper surfaces display a variegated patina with rich russet brown and maroon tones. The copper surfaces with scattered minor surfaces scratches, discolorations, some light wear, and a few very minor instances of oxidation, consistent with age and gentle handling. With some very light surface soiling to the recessed contour beneath the rim. The interior of the vase with surface soiling, water damage and oxidation, consistent with age and use. An exceptionally satisfying and sophisticated form by Dirk Van Erp. 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.