Condition Report For Lot# 1102 :
Case with some separation at joints, varnish failing, painted decoration intact, gilding on case painted gold, but much gilding survives beneath the paint, a few losses to gesso on gilt surfaces, door dirty with minor losses to gilding, lower glass present, convex dial glass missing, dial with flakes and chips at winding holes, minor edge flakes, and minor hairlines, dial feet missing, hands good, minute hand with bends, gongs missing, movement missing crutch, 2 pins missing from escape wheel, gathering pallet missing, center arbor broken beyond front plate, hour wheel, cannon pinion and center arbor present, movement oily and dirty, pendulum missing, shelf good with minor touch ups to gilding, varnish failing, painted decoration intact, finial with area of loss at bottom, Ht 35 1/2" with shelf. Although this clock will need restoration, the presence of the original decoration makes it a desirable candidate for such treatment, and well worth the effort required.