There is an area of historic damage and restoration to the flaring rim, measuring approximately 4cm. in length, with a corresponding hairline which results in a low, dull sound when struck. This restoration is difficult to detect with the naked eye, and has been very sensitively executed. Elsewhere there are minor instances of pitting to the glaze, visible upon very close inspection and in keeping with the nature of the artist's techniques and materials. This excepting the work appears in good overall condition.
Although not immediately noticeable this aforementioned restoration is visible under ultraviolet light.
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."