The two short ends of the cover have been broken and repaired with traces of glue along the interior edge, the associated cracks along the four corners show substantial areas of lacquer loss. There is a minor area of depression to the top of the cover, measuring 1 x 0.5cm. There are overall minor chips and rubbed areas along the edges of the cover.
The box has a 2.5cm crack to one corner with associated lacquer loss. There are areas of loss to another corner on the same long side. The base has overall small flakes and chips, including one just below the metal fastening to one side of the box. Some light scratches to the surface. "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."