This information appears in the upper left corner of the page, with the label "Appraised On." Values change over time according to market forces, so the current value of the item could be higher, lower, or the same as when our expert first appraised it. Most of our experts will give appraisal values in context.
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Becker incorporated that first medal and his initials, G.B., into his trademark and, as you will see below, into many components of his clocks, from movement mounts to wall standoffs to beatplates and pulleys.Although our valuations are based on research and experience, opinions can, and sometimes do, vary among experts.Appraiser affiliations: Finally, the affiliation of the appraiser may have changed since the appraisal was recorded.She took it to a clockmaker, who put it back together and offered to buy it. They offered her a little more money, and she said no again, and it's been hanging in their house until just recently, and then she gave it to me. It doesn't even have a serial number on it, so it's an anonymous maker. As a rule, however, retail and insurance/replacement values are about the same.
APPRAISER: How much was your mother offered for the clock? It falls into a broad category of clock referred to as Vienna regulators. However, it was made in a factory, versus an individual clockmaker's workshop. APPRAISER: And it's made out of wood, and what's interesting about it is that the wood has been given a faux finish to make it look like rosewood. Verbal approximations: The values given by the experts on ANTIQUES ROADSHOW are considered "verbal approximations of value." Technically, an "appraisal" is a legal document, generally for insurance purposes, written by a qualified expert and paid for by the owner of the item.
Serial numbers reference the year of manufacture, so determining age is made very simple. After the introduction of the spring driven mechanism, a whole new variety of clocks was made possible.
An excellent resource for this information and more is available in the book "The Gustav Becker Story", by Karl Kochmann, and "Gustav Becker Clocks", by T. The Becker workshops at their height produced more than 400 varieties of clocks.
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Opinion of value: As with all appraisals, the verbal approximations of value given at ROADSHOW events are our experts' opinions formed from their knowledge of antiques and collectibles, market trends, and other factors.
The cases of these clocks reflect the furniture trends of the day and range from very simple to elaborately ornate.