bird cage clock

Liam

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I was at a flea market this weekend and saw this clock. Thought it was quite unusual so bought it. I did see one similar a few weeks ago at a clock fair but it cost more that what I got this for. Photos attached. No marks on it that I can see. Time is set on the bottom that rotates the ball to be in line with the pointer. Winds CCW and the birds tick around.

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JTD

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This is a modern reproduction clock made in China. They are often to be found at fairs and on E-Bay. The originals (antique ones) are very expensive indeed.

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Liam

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Hi, thanks for the info. Ive seen the more expensive ones online. I thought it was repo anyway given the birds look scared to death i.e the dodgy painting of their face. Sides are also plastic.

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JTD

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Yes, true enough, but it'll do till you buy a real one some day!

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Yeah, it's no more than 10-15 years old, and Chinese. There was a period of a few years where eBay was absolutely flooded with similar clocks to this. I'm afraid it's not very high quality, not very valuable, and not likely to appreciate much in value in the future either. It's certainly a fun piece to have if the price was very reasonable.
 

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Yeah, it's no more than 10-15 years old, and Chinese. There was a period of a few years where eBay was absolutely flooded with similar clocks to this. I'm afraid it's not very high quality, not very valuable, and not likely to appreciate much in value in the future either. It's certainly a fun piece to have if the price was very reasonable.
Hi, thanks for your reply. ha, that's ok, it was just a quirky thing to pick up. The price was reasonable so was worth picking up.

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