There is old, historic damage to the disc at the top of the vessel and running down into the neck area. This has been restored and this restoration is visible to the naked eye as well as under ultraviolet light, although due to the nature of the artist's glazes a clear reading under ultraviolet light is difficult. This restoration is not immediately noticeable upon first hand inspection, and does not appear to extend into the body of the work.
Inspected under ultraviolet light.
Please contact the department on +44 (0) 207 293 6424 if you have any questions regarding the present work.
"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."