Condition Report For Lot# 1099 :
Case with minor splits and a separation at back of top, top with veneer lifting at back right, mahogany faded, brass hardware with some tarnish and loss of lacquer, front door with dark tarnish, door glass very good, rear door screen loose at lower right, fabric replaced, door locks with keys but not working, dial resilvered, ornaments cleaned and lacquered, engraved numerals painted, should be filled with black shellac, hands good, movement ticks and strikes, but the striking will need a fair amount of work, rack springs broken and soldered, one gong hammer with solder repair, movement would benefit from service, Ht 19 3/4". While Tiffany often used imported movements in their clocks, this clock was made in the Tiffany Clock Shop in New York, under the supervision of Joseph Lindauer, who was in charge of operations in their clock manufacturing shop. The patent referenced on the back plate was held by Lindauer for a simplified striking mechanism, which was used in these clocks. The striking mechanism has a design flaw which does not re synchronize the Westminster chimes after the hour strikes, so the chimes often play the incorrect sequence at the various quarters. That said, this is a rare and impressive (and extremely heavy) clock by a desirable maker, and well worth restoring