glad to hear that obviously you've sorted this out with the seller. She is a lovely lady of 72 and
simply had overlooked the damage at the base, which however was definitely clearly visible in her picture below.
I always inspect photos thoroughly before placing a bid; and it's also fun to get at least a chance to win something of desire.
I do not grudge you the pleasure of owing this rare beast, .......but lovely pictures of your Petri items for my pavillon
would be an appreciated consolation prize