Every piece of vintage Japery has been inspected for flaws. I clean everything initially but will not go deeper. For example, I have a plate that is gorgeous on the front but the previous owner had it mounted on a wall and had written her name in nail polish on the back. I will leave it up to you to remove that or leave it be. I do not carry anything with major flaws that alter the actual appearance and will disclose any flaws in the description above.