The illustration of the catalogue is accurate. Good overall condition. Some flowers are missing, around 10. It is possible to find some 18th century flowers to replace the missing ones. A few minor chips to the porcelain flowers. A few flowers are 19th century, around 3. A few minor chips to the green lacquer of the leaves. The gilding is slightly tarnished. Very elegant and rare model. Highly recommandable. "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."