The body with dings and minor creases throughout, and with signs of work above the cartouche. The cover with several minor splits to rim and one larger split; also with a few spots where the chasing has gone through along the rim. The domed cover with small dent and surface split near hinge. The foot with shallow dent to rim. The lower handle terminal with some solder repairs near pin. The wood handle slightly loose and with ebonizing mostly rubbed off. 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.