Large Antique 1800's Signed Ghs, Gordian Hettich 1/4 Hr Cuckoo / Quail Clock,
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Large Antique 1800's Signed Ghs, Gordian Hettich 1/4 Hr Cuckoo / Quail Clock, :
Feel free to message me if you are interested in other clocks like this. I have many others i would consider selling or trading. The higher end stuff will not likely hit .
I have a fantastic old antique WEIGHT DRIVEN CUCKOO AND QUAIL clock . 30 HOUR 3 train clock. SIGNED! MADE BY GHS Gordian Hettich & Sohne. TOP QUALITY . its in EXCELLENT condition overall... BEAUTIFUL DEEP RICH WOOD TONES! solid WALNUT..has a deep rich reddish tone to it. VERY ORNATE ORIGINAL UNUSUAL MATCHING CARVED HANDS (PRETTY NEAT)
AT THE QUARTER HOURS THE QUAIL EMMERGES AND CALLS THE TIME, AND AT THE TOP OF THE HOUR THE CUCKOO EMMERGES AND CALLS THE HOURS. .. ALL ORIGINAL BONE NUMERALS OVER THE 6" DIAL and in excellent condition. it measures 25" tall and 17" wide..... this clock has been well taken care of for the last 100++ years!!!... TAKE A LOOK AT THE PICS! wonderful SUPER HIGH QUALITY AND HIGH RELIEF WOOD carving design to the case VERY ORNATE! NO BREAKS REPAIRS OR MISSING PIECES except for one minor age splin in the front panel, see pics. also another minor age split in the top loop of a vine at the base.. not visible from the front.. (just being thorough) . beyond that: WONDERFUL ALL ORIGINAL AND VERY CLEAN CONDITION. I will not date this clock exactly but i make it to be about 1880. Gordian Hettich is one of the best quality makers of his day, and his name is right up there with the others like KETTERER, BEHA, WEHRLE, JEAGLER, FLEIG, KLAUSMANN, BEUERELE, AND PHILLIP HAAS. It is a known fact that the higher end makers at times shared the carvers, and their services are seen in examples of all of the above named clock makers. . .A wonderful ADULT RAVEN in full relief and in full stride graces its top, CLUSTERED IN IVY AND MAPLE LEAVES THE LENGTH OF THE CLOCK. TWO SWALLOWS TEND THEIR NEST AT THE BOTTOM> , An amazing carving.. (see photos) the big old 100% ORIGINAL wooden cuckoo and quail birds with moving parts and hand painted, PAINT IS IN FAIR CONDITION ON THE BIRDS. early VERY LARGE HEAVY BRASS plated, pinned, and SIGNED movement is in excellent condition showing very little wear to it. .. ....VERY CLEAN adjustable VERY ORNATE UNUSUAL MATCHING CARVED pendulum . flute pipes are beautiful and correct, and THEIR MATCHING TOPS AS WELL BARE THEIR ORIGINAL LEATHER! giving a very rare ALL ORIGINAL title to this piece. .. A++ SHAPE!... wonderful deep rich sounding cuckoo call..hard to find in new clocks...sounds like a real cuckoo bird! ... . please allow the pics to answer questions you have and feel free to ask. . This clock is in amazing condition. GOOD RUNNING ORDER, it was left alone and preserved in its original state... A rare find.
I AM A PASSIONATE COLLECTOR OF RARE AND UNUSUAL BLACK FOREST CLOCKS. I AM ALWAYS INTERESTED IN NEW ACQUISITIONS AND ALSO HAVE OTHER CLOCKS LIKE THIS AND EVEN HIGHER END THAT I WOULD CONSIDER SELLING OR TRADING... PLEASE MESSAGE ME IF YOU MIGHT BE INTERESTED OR PERHAPS HAVE A CLOCK TO SELL OR TRADE. ALSO I ALWAYS ENJOY MEETING OTHER COLLECTORS WHO SHARE MY PASSION... :) I HAVE SHIPPED CLOCKS ALL OVER THE WORLD AND HAVE NEVER HAD ONE ARRIVE BROKEN! offer WITH CONFIDENCE. BUT KNOW THIS. A CLOCK THIS AGE ON ARRIVAL TAKES A LITTLE PATIENCE AND THOUGHT TO SET UP. IF IT DOES NOT RUN PERFECTLY ON SET UP, PLEASE CONTACT ME BEFORE DOING ANYTHING ELSE.. THEY CAN BE A LITTLE FUSSY, ESPECIALLY AFTER A TRIP THROUGH THE POST. ONCE ITS SET UP AND RUNNING IT WILL PROVIDE MANY YEARS OF ENJOYMENT.