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One section of handle is restored, approx. 1.3 cm. long. There is a short crack on the other handle. The butterflies each has a shallow minor chip, and there is a polished small rim chip on the cover. There is a small area on the outer rim of cover which is slightly flattened. This appears to have been executed during manufacture and not a later damage.