A Rare And Magnificent Documented Key Wind Antique Carved Cuckoo Clock
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A Rare And Magnificent Documented Key Wind Antique Carved Cuckoo Clock:
This sale represents a unique opportunity to acquire a museum quality clock for your collection. This IDENTICAL clock was documented in Rick Ortenburgers book, Black Forest Clocks. This book is one of the standard works in English on the subject of Black Forest horology nad was published in 1991. The clock was selected by the author out of thousands of clocks for this publication back in the late 1980's. It can be found on page 75 in a large 1/3 page photo. It also has a write up dedicated to the clock. Clearly the clock is wonderful in its own right, but this added providence makes it an investment grade clock that is recognized by collectors worldwide. Included with the clock we will include a letter to the new owner on our blackforestclocks.org letterhead stating that this clock is the EXACT clock from the publication, and that we acquired directly from the collector who is listed in the books credits. We have taken a 4 minute video that gives an up close look at this piece, shows it in action, and gives a detailed overview of the clock. We have also taken lots of photos. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us. Now on to the clock:This is a beautiful piece. Made in the Black Forest of Germany around 1890-1900. The clock has an unusual motif that is very pleasing to the eye. The overall shape of the carving creates a beautiful silhouette on the wall. While most cuckoo clocks from this era were carved from the soft linden wood, this high quality example is contructed of solid walnut. The wood is much harder, the carvings are sharper, and the finish is beautiful. You can actually see the natural variation and grain of the wood with a rich polish. The clock uses a robust brass plate movement that is powered by two large springs which is much more unusual and desirable then the weight powered variety. The clock is in excellent original condition. It is free from breaks, and repairs. It has been carved for and preserved its whole life. The clock has its original bone hands, numerals, bird, pipes, and pendulum. The original bellow tops were preserved and recovered with new leather. The clock is ready to enjoy and needs nothing.Please keep watching my other sales. I just purcahsed a large collection of high quality BF clocks which will be coming to market in the next few months. We are starting this sale at the crazy low price of $100 with . The starting price is low to encourage offerding and does not reflect the value of the clock. The clock is also available through other channels, but it will be sold on as long as there is interest in the sale. If there is little interest in the sale the clock will be sold elsewhere... so if you interested please offer early.