Other Black Forest clocks to seek out include the round-dialled, so-called postman's alarm with its white or, more rare, mauve coloured enamel dial and the delightful arch dial wall clocks that look like an English longcase clock
minus its case.
Entries include a Chinese Imperial court robe estimated at PS10,000 to PS15,000, a good Channel Islands mahogany longcase clock
(PS600-PS1,000), a fine selection of Welsh dressers including a rare small 18th-century North Wales oak dresser consigned from Blaenau Ffestiniog.
For between PS3 and PS5, you could buy a longcase clock
, with chaise longues at PS6, Linthorpe pottery pieces selling for around PS1.10s and Goss ware at around a shilling.
A second grand timepiece was offered, a fine 18th century walnut longcase clock
built by George Graham of London.
"There was also a collection of penny toys bought by the owner's grandfather for eight shillings which they were delighted to find were now worth pounds 2,000!" The last time the Antiques Roadshow was held in Aberystwyth in 1997, the finds included a Welsh dresser dating from 1725 worth pounds 8,000, a painting of a dog by Arthur Wardle valued at pounds 6,000, a pounds 10,000 longcase clock
by Nathaniel Barrow and some rare 1718 paintings by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu which were valued at a pounds 25-pounds 35,000.
In time, the design of the case began to look more and more like a longcase clock
to be hung on the wall, having had the lower third of its case removed.
I often look back over the "highs and lows" in collecting items over the past 50 years and remember well a longcase clock
I saw for sale in Harrods antique department in 1970.
THIS is a Longcase clock
, with painted dial and brass finials.
At the same sale, a Charles n ebony architectural longcase clock
by a member of the Fromanteel family responsible for the introduction of the pendulum did even better, selling for just over 400,000 [pounds sterling], despite having suffered certain (not just cosmetic) alterations to case and movement, against the somewhat less than half that which had been expected of it.
AN IMPORTANT, early Marquetry Longcase Clock
made by Joseph Knibb in 1680 sold for pounds 57,200 at Bonham's in London last year.
Daniel says each longcase clock
is unique, and although the name of the maker is usually etched onto the clock's face many artisans were involved along the way.
YOU may have noticed the article in the ECHO on April 15 about a longcase clock
made by the notable Liverpool maker John Clifton in about 1780, which was donated to Liverpool Town Hall by the Liverpool Museum in memory of the Hillsborough tragedy.