Excellent condition overall. The piece presents with irregular and chipped edges, inconsistent glaze application, and pinholes on exposed side of the plate, all of which are inherent to production and representative of the artist's technique. A natural crack radiating from the upper proper left edge to the center of the work, inherent to production and common in works by the artist. The work has been inspected under ultraviolet light and it appears that no visible restoration has been undertaken. An early piece alluding to the fine art works of Picasso, it presents very well overall. 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.