Overall, the condition of both mortars is good, with dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There is greening to the surface, in particular to the interior of the shorter mortar. There are some fissures around the handle and around the bottom, and there is a patch for reinforcement to the underside of the handle. There is a minor fissure to the other mortar, running vertically next to one of the protruding rims, which has also been reinforced. There are nicks and scratches to the surface throughout, and there are dents to the feet of both mortars. "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."