Condition Report For Lot# 1027 :
Case with a few tiny slate flakes, dirty, and with some loss of polish, would improve with careful cleaning, areas around mounts with gold paint residue, also cleanable, mounts with touch ups and losses to gilding, bezel good, glass with a few minor scratches, dial a bit dirty and with minor scratches, hands with some oxidation, globe stand with substantial loss to gilding, turned baluster form support with crack near base, globe leans slightly forward, equatorial ring dark, may originally have been silvered, cartouches dirty, and with minor losses to numerals, globe with darkened shellac and dirt, minor areas of loss to lithograph surface, time at Paris indicator with broken tip, Antipode indicator tip also missing, rear door does not snap shut, movement ticks but does not strike, dirty, would benefit from service, globe drive train intact and functional, bell and pendulum replaced, Today a businessman can Google world time and see the time anywhere on earth, however 130 years ago, a globe clock was the only alternative for a man needing this information. Overall a good example. Ht 18".