Overall good condition; the gilt-bronze tarnished and with losses, rubbing and wear to gilding showing the red color of the bronze beneath in places; lacking the gilt-bronze collar to the top of the spreading foot as can be seen in the catalogue illustration.
Beautifully painted; the body of the vase in very good condition, the gilt-highlight decoration in very good condition with very little wear and rubbing; some very light surface scratches overall.
Please note the associated lid has been broken but will be repaired at Sotheby's expense. 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.