Overall, the condition of the brass is good, with dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. The engraving on the bottom of the bowls is rubbed, consistent with use. There is some tarnishing to the brass on both bowls. The brass is slightly thin in areas, and there are a few minor lacunae. There are minor nicks and dents to the surface. The bowl with the pair of figures has a few patches to the underside to reinforce the bowl. "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."