Overall in very good condition. The pewter surface presents with minor scattered pitting and nicks, not visually detractive. The lower rear edge where body meets base and outer edges of base with a few minor shallow indentations. Some oxidation and tarnish to copper surface of clock face, and areas of tarnish and polish residue in recessed areas of decorative bird elements on pewter surface. Scattered faint scratches, the largest area on the proper right side of the clock measuring 1 ½ x 1 inch, not visually detractive. Areas of minor scuffing concentrated around the knob and back door of clock, in keeping with age and gentle use. Minor brassing to the edge partially visible on the catalogue illustration. The underside of the clock presents with some scattered scratches and loss to pewter, not visible when clock is upright. A fine and monumental clock with whimsical bird detailing. Functionality of the movement is not guaranteed and it could need service at the buyer's discretion. In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.