There is a small spot of minor restoration to a small chip to the extreme underside of the rim. This has been very sensitively restored and is difficult to spot with the naked eye. It measures roughly half the size of a 5p piece. This excepting there is very minor surface dirt, but the work appears in good overall condition.
Ultraviolet light reveals the small aforementioned spot of restoration.
Please contact the department on +44 (0) 207 293 6424 with any questions regarding the present work.
"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."