The clock market is very good for certain makers at present and at Halls we have enjoyed some excellent results for both regional and London makers in recent auctions. A strut timepiece retailed by Hancock and signed by Thomas Cole doubled estimate when it sold for £3,700 whilst a 30-hour oak longcase clock by Samuel Roberts of Llanfair sold for a multiple estimate £2,800.
Good eighteenth century mahogany cased longcase clocks by London makers and with silvered dials are very much sought after as are regional makers such as Samuel Roberts and Owen of Llanwrst. Although country longcases with 30 hour movements have plateaued somewhat and white dial longcases with eight day movements have also dipped, the very best examples will still command a premium.
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