Black Forest Musical Cuckoo Clock
Black Forest Musical Cuckoo Clock Black Forest Musical Cuckoo Clock Black Forest Musical Cuckoo Clock Black Forest Musical Cuckoo Clock Black Forest Musical Cuckoo Clock Black Forest Musical Cuckoo Clock Black Forest Musical Cuckoo Clock
Black Forest Musical Cuckoo Clock

Black Forest Musical Cuckoo Clock

  • This incredible cuckoo clock hails from the famed Black Forest region of Germany
  • The timepiece is entirely hand carved in high relief with a traditional hunting motif
  • A pair of birds "cuc-koo" on the hour and half hours, followed by a delightful musical component
  • Black Forest clocks of this size, quality and condition are extraordinarily rare and desirable
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Item No. 30-9361
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description
A masterpiece that showcases the very best elements of German woodworking and clockmaking, this grand musical cuckoo clock was created in the Black Forest region – the birthplace of the legendary styled timepiece.

Measuring just under five feet tall, the depth and majesty of the hand carving on this monumental timepiece is immediately breathtaking. The style is identified as a traditional jagdstück, or hunting piece, inspired by the flora and fauna of the Black Forest. A large pheasant crowns the clock, resting atop sumptuous foliage that travels down and surrounds the dial and a marvelous relief of a hunting hound taking down a muscular buck. The timber used for this amazing artistry is traditional linden wood. The timber is native throughout Europe, particularly the Black Forest, and is known for being durable yet easy to carve.

The movement of the clock is a one-day duration, with winding happening once per day simply by pulling the cast metal pine cone weights that drive the brass mechanism. The charm of this clock is evident when a pair of diminutive birds emerge from the clock directly above the dial and “cuc-koo” at the half hour once and on the hour to indicate the time. The iconic sound is produced by bellows within the clock that blow air through two small gedackt pipes alternately to produce the sound. Once the birds announce the time, a musical mechanism immediately follows to play a delightful tune.

In terms of size, quality and condition, this is perhaps one of the most important 19th-century Black Forest cuckoo clocks to come on the market in many years.

A hand-written paper label on the back of the clock indicates it was professionally cleaned and calibrated between December 1956 and January 1957 by a clockmaker in Zurich, which is a clear indication that this clock was properly cared for by its previous owners.

Brass gear stamped “B.SCHERER”

Circa 1860

35 3/4" wide x 14" deep x 58" high
specifications
Period: 19th Century
Origin:Germany
Type:Wall Clocks
Depth:14.0 Inches
Width:35.75 Inches
Height:58.0 Inches
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