Condition Report For Lot# 869 :
The case is dirty, but the gilt and patinated surfaces are in good condition. The dial is dirty as well, and some of the numerals and chapter ring have been touched up. The hands are a bit rusty. The movement ticks and strikes, but will need service. The pendulum is missing. The movement that drives the cat is fully wound, and will tick, but also needs service. The screws which attach this movement through the case side are replacements. The rod and pivot for the cats head will at least need to be adjusted and may require replacement . Previous attempts to reattach this assembly and restore the cats motion have not been successful. The cat also had a tongue, which is now missing. The cat has glass eyes which are in very good condition. Case has had a "door" added to back to help exclude dust - would originally have been displayed under a dome. Ht 18.5"