In good condition given the age of the piece. The mounting with scratching, abrasions and minor areas of discoloration, upon close inspection, commensurate with age and wear. Mounting tests as platinum and 18 karat gold. The diamonds and emeralds of decorative quality. The medium blue sapphires are slightly to moderately included, with abrasions to the facet junctions, noticeable upon close inspection.
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.