Overall in our opinion the vase presents well with an attractive arrangement of patches, and good color. There is a small area, approximately 1in x 0.5in, of very minor scattered surface abrasions to a translucent green patch to one side of the lower base area. There are other occasional minor age related surface abrasions to the body. In our opinion these do not adversely affect the overall attractive appearance of the vase. Please note that the blue patches in the printed catalogue are not accurate. In reality the blue patches are cooler and more defined in tone, and in our opinion more attractive/harmonious in the general color scheme. 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.