Very good overall condition.
The wood presents with a few very rare and light scratches and with a few extremely rare and tiny dents and chips. There is a crack behind the metal face of the clock, visible in the catalogue illustration. The surface has been previously re-varnished. The metal presents with some light scratches and light oxidation. The glass presents with a few rare light scratches and with a few tiny flaws in the glass inherent to the making, including a slightly more visible one on the upper part of the glass element. Sotheby's does not guarantee the clock mechanical elements and the working order of the clock movement.
"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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."