Gorgeous* Old German Blk. Forest 'hunter' Cuckoo Clock
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Gorgeous* Old German Blk. Forest 'hunter' Cuckoo Clock:
This Gorgeous designed old German Black Forest carved "Hunter" theme Cuckoo clock was found at a recent private estate sale along with several other old Cuckoo clocks. (Please view the pictures below). This Cuckoo clock was totally deep carved in a dimensional look showing life like details in all the animals. The clock measures an impressive size of 20 1/2" from top of Stag's antlers to bottom of the pendulum and 10" wide at the widest point. There are many wonderful carvings, but the fabulous Stag's head displayed on a arrow shaped plaque at the very top peak of the clock is really the eye catcher. The Stag has very large carved wooden antlers and accented on both sides with carved Elm leaves and tree branches. Below the head are two carved wooden Rifles that hanging in a criss-crossed arrangement. The center of the clock is completely framed with more of the Elm leaves and branches with a Hunter's horn circling the face and a Hunter's pouch at the bottom. This piece was carved from a single piece of wood (Incredible). On both sides of the center piece are displayed the Hunter's catch of the day. A carved Pheasant bird on the right and a Rabbit on the right. They both have glass inlaid eyes. The face is numbered in Roman numerals and marked "Germany" at the bottom. The back access wooden panel is also marked 'Germany'. The movement is of the finest quality. Made from solid Brass and stamped 'Germany'. The movement is powered by two pine cone shaped metal weights that hang on Brass chains beneath the clock. The movement is regulated by a carved leaf pendulum that swings back and forth beneath clock. At the very peak of the front is a little hinged door. The Cuckoo bird will appear on the half hour and hour. He will coo coo once on the half hour and as many times needed for the hour of day, on the hour strike. When he is coo cooing there is a musical chime that sounds in the background. The clock runs great and the overall condition if very good for the age of the clock. Buyer to pay shipping costs. Thanks for viewing.