Overall the condition of the brass is good, with some dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age and use. There is some tarnishing to the brass, including to the top of the rim, to the inside of the dish on the sides, and to the back. There is some minor greening on the rim on the right hand side of the bowl. There is rubbing to the high points of the inscriptions and the decoration. There are a few small dents to the rim and the underside. There is a later hook to the back for mounting. "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."