The stand has considerable restoration and overpainting to the enamel on three legs and some restoration to the pink enamel on the holder of the burner. The handle of the kettle has been detached and resoldered back. There is also some enamel loss in the adjacent areas. Chips to the enamel under the spout and a fraction to the top of the spout. There are also some firing faults to the enamel underneath the spout. 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.