Liberty clock goes for ten times estimate

A ‘Liberty & Co’ silver Cymric mantel clockLiberty & Co’ silver Cymric mantel clock exceeded all expectations, reaching a hammer price of more than ten times its estimate in yesterday’s Auction of Silver & Plated Ware at Birmingham-based Fellows, selling for £17,000.

The silver clock was not highly valued by the vendor due to a tarnished appearance, who agreed to the estimate of £800-1,200 however it was snapped up by a private collector.

Hallmarked ‘Liberty & Co Ltd, Birmingham 1902’, the front of the piece is embossed with a foliate motif and coupled with stylised numerals on the clock face, with its appearance making it an unmistakably fashionable ‘Liberty’ piece.

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