«An extraordinary carved walnut small
astronomical clock with perpetual calendar,
equation of time, planetarium and orrery
by Joh. Uberbacher, Tirol, mid 19th Century
(Value : US $ 70,000-82,000)»
After 1840, hundreds of makers became increasingly involved in the making of clocks after demands increased constantly.
Despite new inventions, clocks no longer revealed that refinement of the past regarding design, sculpture, forms and gilding.
All the more, many makers went on to produce poor copies of 18th Century pieces which are now worth less than US $ 1,000 on the market.
Now the best way to start a collection is visit museums and dealers first and then attend auctions to have a clear idea of good quality time pieces and selling prices. Adrian Darmon