Similar wall pockets are illustrated in Arnold Mountford, Staffordshire Salt-glazed Stoneware, pl. 156, and in Diana Edwards and Rodney Hampson, White Salt-glazed Stoneware of the British Isles, p. 147, fig. 123.
There is a forking haircrack running from the rim edge on the front up to the head of the Flora and forking sideways for another 3 inches; the haircrack has been previously restored but the restoration is old and only shows in the interior. There is a minuscule chip to one upper corner. 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.