Antiques Roadshow guest vows never to sell family clock despite £12k valuation

A guest on the Antiques Roadshow stunned viewers this weekend after a clock he brought along was valued at £12,000 – and he vowed never to sell it.

Expert Ben Wright was brought in to look at the item, which had previously valued at around £1,000.

The male guest explained the clock had belonged to his great aunt and he bought it as a keepsake after she died.

He told Ben: “Well I first saw this clock about 60 years ago, and it was in the front hall of my great aunt’s flat.

“When she died I wanted something to remember her by, and I then bought it for probate value of £1,000.”

The expert explained the clock was producer by  “well-known” London clockmaker Robert Higgs, adding: “There are lots and lots of features that I love about this clock.

“And I’m trying not to be biased because I love it very much, I would say, conservatively at auction we’re certainly talking of a value between £8,000 and £12,000.”

However, the guest on the show was adamant he won’t be selling it because it means too much too him.

He told the expert: “I would never part with it.”

Ben then told him: “You’re a very lucky man to have it. Well chosen.”

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