Very good condition overall. Minor scratches, abrasions, chips and wear throughout consistent with object’s age and use. Crack to the bottom half of the mortar approximately 5cm long and a chip to the bottom edge of the mortar. Proper left ear of the male figure missing and beak of one of the birds broken. Traces of red pigment evident. Small label bearing Elizabeth Pryce collection inv. no. EP-15 and Michael Hamson inv. No. 0710-274on the base of the mortar. "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."