Condition Report For Lot# 255 :
case with minor veneer losses and repairs, case bottom with an old repair, door liner with minor losses to lacquer, and minor discoloration, dial with some loss to gilt and silvered surfaces, losses to engraving infill, tarnish, hands dirty, but otherwise very good, movement dirty, but complete, pallet stones good, escapement functional, teeth on smaller escape wheel with wear, should run if properly serviced and adjusted, pendulum with minor loss to gilding, rods with tarnish, weight good. The present clock is one of two known from Fasoldt's Rome period. It is the only one which retains its original escapement components and pendulum, the escapement manufactured to the specifications of his patent of Feb. 1, 1859. Fasoldt is known for his experimentation with and improvements to his own designs, and this two pallet version with coaxial escape wheel eventually evolved into the three pallet design he patented in 1865, which is employed in most of his watches, as well as a number of clocks. See lot numbers 1123, 1124 and 1125 for other examples by this maker.