Condition Report For Lot# 706 :
case dirty, and with losses to gilding, feet replaced, repeat button replaced, dial mask with minor wear at winding apertures, time dial with a few minor scratches, minor chips around holes in date and alarm dials, seconds hand replaced, movement dirty, gummy, a few specks of oxide on bright work, running and striking, service and adjustment recommended, petite striking with one dead blow sounding (an adjustment of the lever which blocks the hammers needed). This clock is essentially identical to clocks by Frederic Courvoisier illustrated in "Carriage and Other Travelling Clocks" by Derek Roberts, and "Carriage Clocks" by Allix & Bonnert. An important difference present in this clock is the use of a central seconds hand, beating dead seconds; this may be unique, as all of the other Courvoisier clocks we are aware of with seconds display do so on a seconds bit below 12:00. Although this clock is unsigned, the favorable comparison with the illustrated clocks supports our attribution. A rare clock.