Overall in very good condition. The glazed surfaces with scattered minor surface irregularities, inherent to production, and with some scattered minute abrasions to the textured glazed surface, only visible upon close inspection and not visually detractive. The socket with minor traces of adhesive residue, not visible with the shade installed. The shade with some scattered minor discolorations and light wear consistent with age and gentle use. The present lamp is a wonderful example of Jean Besnard's ceramic work. Sotheby's does not guarantee electrical components and suggests having all wiring inspected by a licensed electrician. 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.