Good overall condition.
The silver presents with some light wear and with scattered surface, scratches and a few tiny dents, consistent with age and use. The surface presents with extremely light surface oxidation and with a few extremely rare and tiny oxidation stains. The tines of some forks are very slightly bent. The knives blades appear to have been replaced with older blades at a later time and present with some wear and pitting of oxidation (Sotheby’s was not able to remove the instances of pitting using usual silver polish). Some soiling and oxidation in the recessed areas. "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."