This Black Forest Automaton was purchased by an enquiry through our website in 2009. The owner who lived in the United Kingdom had inherited the clock from a long time friend, but need to sell the clock due to economic reasons.
Prior to contacting us he had just consigned the clock to a major UK Auction house, and was waiting for the scheduled auction to take place.
To his surprise our offer for the clock was more than 2X the high auction estimate given by the auction house, and on top of this our private transaction would give him the full price without the auction fees!
He immediately pulled the clock from the upcoming sale, and I completed the international transaction within 72 business hours.
If you are considering consigning your clock to auction save your self the hassle and the fees and let me make an offer.