Description: 12¾-inch painted dial signed Johan Jacob Kirst, Bremen, the movement Dutch-striking on two bells, the case with arched cresting and finials above foliate frets and Corinthian-capped hood pillars, rectangular trunk door flanked by canted corners and giltwood masks, panelled plinth on block feet
Dimensions: 245cm. 8ft. ½in. high
Condition Report: Painted dial is dirty and rubbed. Movement is complete but needs a clean and service. Case is rather dirty, old minor worm damage to both hood pillars, left hood fret replaced, moulding lacking from lower left side of trunk, old scuffs,. marks and minor dents throughout. With pendulum, two brass-cased weights and 2 door keys but no winder.
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"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. 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. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.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."
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