We have a large number of vintage and antique clocks currently listed and more to come! Along with an equally impressive collection of music boxes and other very nice collectibles. Be sure to have a look at our. This is a excellent find of a remarkable, uniquely carved, animated, musical cuckoo clock that was hand crafted about 65 years ago in the Black Forest of Germany. The attention to detail in the thick, wavy, and deep carvings is simply breathtaking and the intense patina this clock has makes it one of a kind!The clock is carved entirely of cured and aged Linden wood which is grown nearly exclusively at certain altitudes of the Black Forest. The clock is made to look like an ornately carved, heavily detailed vineyard featuring five, large grape leaves and vines on the front. There is a carved wooden lady bird on the right side of the dial and a handsome colorful male bird on the left side. And to top it all off, there is an equally impressive colorful carved bird atop the case looking as though he's ready to fly. The clock has a stunning aging glow to it and finished in a blend of walnut tones and color. There is a wooden balcony with wooden scallops just above the dial and a rotating dance platform sits behind it with four colorful Black Forest dancing couples mounted to it. The wooden dial has a black backdrop and features raised white Roman numerals to mark the hours and matching fancy hands to point out the time. The country name, "Germany" is found in small caps just below center. The wooden back is secured with a metal latch.
It removes to allow access to the weight driven, mechanical movement produced by "Regula" and bearing the Germany point of origin. A weight driven movement simply means that the chains need to be pulled occasionally to wind the clock, music, animation, and cuckoo activity.The wooden bellow or sound tubes are intact and the tops look good; sound good too! At the bottom of each hour, the small wooden door above the dial opens and a colorful bird stands in the doorway.
He gives off a single cuckoo sound in tandem with a coiled cathedral gong inside the case before retreating back inside the clock, closing the door behind him. Then the dance floor begins to and the dancers spin about while a high quality Swiss music box inside the case plays "An der Schone Blaue Donau" (The Blue Danube Waltz), one of the most beloved tunes ever made.
When the song is through, the dancers stop and wait for the next hour but the music box plays "Wiegenleid" in the same manner while the dancers dance; absolutely fascinating! There is a factory label on the left side of the clock identifying the song titles. The clock works quite well here, keeps good time, cuckoos as it should, and the music is wonderful too though I did notice that the music box is a bit sluggish once in awhile and sometimes doesn't play at all. Probably needs an adjustment and some oil.
Ordinarily I would do this but I simply don't have the time these days to work on the old clocks as I used to. Keep in mind that this is an old clock and even though it appears to have had maintenance over time, we don't know the service history. So it is possible that some adjustments or service may be necessary once the clock arrives at its new home.We always recommend to our clock customers to service their antique or vintage clocks at least once every three years. Doing so will turn a classic like this one into a family heirloom in years to come. I've looked the clock over fairly well and can't find any missing pieces and just average or less signs of use. The clock has a great look to it as though it spent time in the barn and is absolutely gorgeous on display! It is an impressive clock and equally so in size measuring about 13" high (not counting the weights or pendulum), about 6 1/2" at its deepest point, and about 9 1/2 across the top. The clock comes complete as shown with three sets of attached metal chains, a wooden, hand carved grape leaf pendulum, and three heavy pinecone shaped metal weights. This clock is a collection all by itself and is certain to attract a great deal of attention from guests in your home, office, or wherever it is that you care to showcase a beautiful and quite rare, Black Forest, musical German timepiece. Have the music repaired, repair it yourself, or leave it the way it is.
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 collector items over the years. But now is a good time to start clearing out the things we no longer wish to keep.
We do all that we can to accurately describe each item to the best of our ability. Day following the close of sale. Be sure to add commits to your favorites list. The item "NICE GERMAN BLACK FOREST 3 BIRD CARVED SWISS 2 TUNE MUSIC DANCERS CUCKOO CLOCK" is in sale since Tuesday, June 1, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Clocks\Cuckoo & Black Forest Clocks".The seller is "commits" and is located in Yucaipa, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.