Fair overall condition, consistent with age and use. The copper presents with scattered scratches, a few scuffs, oxidation stains (including a few vert-de-gris ones) and paint stains, all consistent with age and daily use. The gilt bronze is slightly tarnished overall and presents with some tiny traces of oxidation/vert-de-gris in the recessed area. The inside of the drawer is in wood and presents with some glue stains, inherent to the making, and with some stains, consistent with daily use. "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."