Got this Becker a few months ago for probably the opposite reason most would want one for: I wanted the four ball pendulum version. It obviously is going to take a lot of elbow grease when I get to it! In addition to the usual request for its date, I have a few questions about some oddities about it. The base has a black paint to the center that looks like it should be original since it is evenly done and is present on the back and front, as pictured. Does anyone know anything about this? The other question is about the bracket. It is #18 in the book, listed as "unknown" for the maker. I hope this is original. Since it is missing the finials, I pictured a spare crown I had and will use the finials to keep place until I can do better. Opinions on the match? I notice the Beckers look a tiny bit thinner and more elegant. I also see the holes for the medallion, is there supposed to be one or were the holes always present, but only some had the medallions fixed on? Thanks for your help.