Very good overall condition. The bowl presents with a few rare and light surface scratches and tiny dents. There is a horizontal crack in the wood on approx. 9 cm, inherent to the aging process of the material. A quarter of the bowl presents with significant discoloration due to sun exposure.
The box presents with a few surface scratches and a few tiny dents. There are a few rare cracks, inherent to the aging process of the material, including a larger one along the lower edge and the underside of the base (on approximately 8 cm) that presents signs of previous attempts of stabilization, partially visible in the catalogue illustration. "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."