Overall the condition of the casket is good, with some wear and dirt to the surface consistent with age. There are several losses to the tortoiseshell and mother of pearl inlay, some of which - primarily on the lid - have been filled using a plaster-like substance. Several loose pieces of mother of pearl are within a plastic bag labelled 'Victoria & Albert Museum' inside the casket. There are a few minor losses to the wood on the interior of the lid, as well as areas of restoration to the wood border of the lid interior and one of the corners of the lid of the inner compartment. There is wear including minor corrosion to the metal mounts.The underside is lined with green felt. "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."