Overall, the condition of the brass is very good, with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There is particular dirt to the drip pan, including some dark marks. There is some pitting to the brass in areas, in particular to the lower half of the candlestick. There is a small dent and a minor fissure to the bottom rim, and one of the feet is bent slightly inwards. There is a plug to the brass at the stem below the drip pan. There are minor scratches to the surface throughout. There is minor greening to the tip of the pricket. "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."