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|Gebrunder Kuner Cuckoo Clocks were produced by Gebrunder Kuner, was a twentieth century clock manufacturer based in Germany’s Black Forest region.
History & Description
Gebrunder Kuner (translated to the Kuner Brothers) was founded in the beginning of the twentieth century and was based in Schonach and Villingen, two small towns in the district of Schwarzbald-Baar in Baden-Württemberg in Southern Germany.
Gebrunder Kuner produced cuckoo clocks until the second half of the twentieth century when the company was acquired by Hekas, another Black Forest cuckoo clock manufacturer.
Guide for collectors
Instances of Gebrunder Kuner cuckoo clocks sold at either national or international auction houses are extremely uncommon. Instead, collectors are much more likely to purchase Gebrunder Kuner cuckoo clocks from internet bidding sites like eBay.
Prices on eBay tend to range between $65 and $120, however, examples have known to sell for over $200.
Collectors can identify Gebrunder Kuner cuckoo clocks by locating the company’s trademark GK, which is typically found on the lower or back panels.
For more information on Gebrunder Kuner cuckoo clocks, collectors should visit the following websites and online forums; National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors., Antique Clock Price Guide and Cuckoo-Clocks.
Notable auction sales
On March 28th 2010 at Tory Hill Auctions in Raleigh, North Carolina, a Black Forest carved cuckoo clock, made by Gebrunder Kuner, realised a price of $325.
On January 27th 2012, a Black Forest three-weight musical cuckoo clock, made by Gebrunder Kuner, was sold on eBay for $225.
On March 5th 2012, a Black Forest musical cuckoo clock, made by Gebrunder Kuner, was sold on eBay for $220.
On April 8th 2012, a Black Forest chalet cuckoo clock with dancers and two soundtracks, made by Gebrunder Kuner, was sold on eBay for $200.
On April 5th 2012, a large Black Forest cuckoo clock, made by Gebrunder Kuner, was sold on eBay for $164.40.
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