The copper plate is flat and stable, with some small indentations visible under raking light, upper left. The paint surface is relatively clean and the varnish clear and even. There are some pinprick retouchings, visible to the naked eye, above the uppermost tulip. Inspection under ultraviolet light is impeded by the opaque varnish, but sensitively-executed retouchings are also visible in the rose, lower right, tulip, lower left, in a fine horizontal line, measuring 0.5 cm. in the rose, upper left, and scattered along the left and right margins. None of these is distracting and the painting is in overall good condition.
Offered in a carved and gilt wood frame in good condition, with some minor losses. "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."