We have a large number of vintage and antique clocks currently listed along with an equally impressive collection of music boxes and other very nice antique and vintage collectibles. Be sure to have a look at our. This is an outstanding find of a very nice, lightly used, working, beautifully carved, rare musical hunter mechanical cuckoo clock that was created about 65 years ago in "Furstenfeldbruck" Bavaria "Germany" by "Hagos Hrastnig, " one of the most innovative and high quality clock makers in this region of the world. The carvings are outstanding, old World quality, and the case and fancy carvings have a remarkable blend of color and walnut shades; very nice!
It is a great looking clock that was produced for their "Quality Clocks" line of fine timepieces. It is an impressive size too measuring about 19 1/2" high (from the tip of the antlers to the bottom of the game bag and not counting the weights or pendulum), about 10" at its deepest point, and about 12 at its widest point. The clock looks to be carved from cured and aged Linden wood which is grown nearly exclusively at certain altitudes of the Black Forest.There is a deeply carved wooden rabbit mounted to the left side of the wooden dial and an equally impressive, beautifully carved, colorful game bird mounted to the right side. The clock front is designed to look like an intricate oak tree adorned with five, deeply carved, colorful wooden oak leaves as well as a carved hunting game bag with straps on the very bottom. The wooden dial has a black backdrop and features raised Roman numerals to mark the hours and a pair of matching fancy hands to point out the time. There is a round Alpen horn encircling the dial complete with a horn end. The top is a separate wooden carving and features a large wood deer head with antlers and two wooden shotguns mounted underneath in a criss-cross manner; very nice!
The back is wood too and secured with a metal latch. There is a factory label on the back verifying the Hagos Hrastnig manufacture, Quality Clocks model, and Furstenfeldbruck Germany origin. It removes to allow access to the metal, mechanical, weight driven movement created by Hagos. A weight driven movement simply means that the chains need to be pulled occasionally to wind the clock, cuckoo activity, and music.
The wooden bellow or whistle tubes are intact and the tops look and sound good too. At the bottom of each hour, a colorful bird opens the small wooden door to the right above the dial and stands in the doorway.He gives off a single cuckoo sound in tandem with a coiled cathedral chime inside the case and then retreats back inside and closes the door. When he is safely inside, the small wooden door to the left above the dial opens and a colorful man holding a zither appears in the doorway. At the same time, a high quality, "Thorens, Swiss" music box plays a wonderful rendition of "Blaue Donau" (Blue Danube), a very popular tune. When the music is finished, the man goes back inside the case and closes the door. The bird reappears at the top of the hour and correctly cuckoos and chimes the current number of hours and then goes back inside the case and closes the door behind him. Then the wooden door to the left opens yet again and the man with the zither appears but this time, the Swiss music box plays a an equally nice tune called "Geschicten aus dem WienerWald" (Tales of the Vienna Woods), one of the most recognized tunes ever.
When the music is over, the man retreats back inside and closes the door; absolutely fascinating! There is an intact label on the left side of the case indicating the song titles, Thorens manufacture, and Swiss origin. The clock has another fine feature... There are two braided cords extending from inside the case and both have brass rings on the ends.
When the one on the left is pulled, the cuckoo advances half and hour and when the one on the right is pulled, the music cycle and animation plays through one cycle. Nice features especially when you just want to show off the clocks music and activities or if you need to recalibrate the clock timing.
The clock works just fine here, keeps good time, cuckoos as it was designed to, and the music is absolutely heavenly! Keep in mind this is an old clock and we don't know the service history though the movement does show signs of maintenance. Nonetheless, we always advise our clock customers to service their vintage or antique clocks at least once every three years. Doing so will preserve a classic clock like this one and keep it running strong for years to come. The clock comes complete as shown with three sets of attached metal chains, a hand carved wooden oak leaf pendulum, and three heavy pinecone shaped metal weights.Ive looked the clock over fairly well and cant find any damage, missing parts, or repairs. It shows only little signs of use and is just gorgeous on display! This clock is a wonderful look back at the greatness of German workmanship and is certain to capture the imagination of anyone seeing or hearing it in your home, office or wherever it is that you care to showcase a magnificent, very unique, mechanical, musical timepiece with a solid history behind it. If you like this item and I'm sure you do, then I know you'll love the other items. Check back frequently since we're listing a lot of antique/vintage items as time allows!
We'd be glad to send more pictures if available; just ask! My wife and I have been accumulating lots of nice antiques and other collectors items over the years. But now is a good time to start clearing out the things we no longer wish to keep.
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This item is in the category "Collectibles\Clocks\Vintage (1930-69)\Cuckoo, Black Forest". The seller is "commits" and is located in Yucaipa, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.