together with a period key
nickel-plated bronze, onyx, clear glass, enameled metal
impressed Albert Cheuret
dial inscribed FRANCE
6 5/8 x 14 1/2 x 4 in. (16.7 x 36.8 x 10.1 cm)
Overall in very good condition. The nickel-plated surface presents with minor surface scratches. Very minor indentations and pinholes throughout. The nickel plated surface presents with occasional and very minor areas of partial discoloration revealing the bronze undersurface, which are most visible on the back of the piece and the decorative ridges. The onyx is in very good condition overall. The clock face is in very good condition overall with very minimal scuffing to the glass surface. Functionality of movement is not guaranteed and 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.