Large Antique Cuckoo-quail Wall Clock Black Forest Germany Beautiful Runs Great
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Large Antique Cuckoo-quail Wall Clock Black Forest Germany Beautiful Runs Great :
This is An absolutely beautiful VERY RARE example of an all original ANTIQUE German Black Forest 3 WEIGHT CUCKOO-QUAIL Clock in SUPERIOR condition. RUNS VERY WELL – is a lot of fun to watch! This clock was made circa 1910 and sings and chimes on every ¼ hour. This clock is very happy with very cheerful hand carved wood birds which sings to you every 15 minutes as it bobs up and down opens and closes their beak, and flaps their wings with a happy peep-d-peep and then full cuckoo on the hour on the original gong and three wood pipes! On the first 15 minutes the Quail comes out and does “peep-de-peep” with the small gong striking on the half hour the Quail comes out and does “peep-de-peep” “peep-de-peep” with the small gong striking. On the 45 minutes the quail comes out and does “peep-de-peep” “peep-de-peep” “peep-de-peep” with the small gong striking. On the hour the quail comes out and does “peep-de-peep” “peep-de-peep” “peep-de-peep” “peep-de-peep” with the small gong striking and then the cuckoo comes out and counts the hours with the larger gong striking! Very cute, as well as you always know what time it is. The case, dial, movement, and bellows are all original and in superior condition and the clock runs perfectly with a really neat full cuckoo quail sound and strikes on gongs also. The handmade solid walnut case is in superior condition with a beautiful walnut finish. Lots of hand carvings and fancy inlaid wood. No cracks or breaks. It is large and measures 29 inches high as pictured (including the pendulum), 15 inches wide and 7 inches deep. The 3 weights are original (rare!). Each weight is about 2 pounds to power this clock. It needs about 60 inches from top to bottom for the weights to drop as it runs. It has a heavy duty 30-hour movement which chimes on gongs and cuckoos and quails on the 1/4 hour with a neat cheerful sound and counts the hours on the hour on the gongs with the cuckoo bird singing its little heart out. The back door is original and fits well with the original double gong. You can adjust the time to slow and fast on the original pendulum. The case is solid walnut and outstanding. The signed very complicated movement runs very well and keeps good time. Antique Clocks are a Fine Investment. Each one has a unique quality, as well as appreciating in value and beauty with age. You will become attached to your antique clocks and they will become a meaningful and important part of your life adding untold joy each day you own them. They can be handed down from one generation to another as they increase daily in value. Antique clocks serve many purposes other than being useful in telling time, decorative in your home, a valuable asset in your estate and above all a faithful servant and friend which will be true to you to the end of time. This clock will be packed very very carefully by our expert packing department (Donna and Wild Thing). The buyer is to pay $32.50 shipping/packing & ins. Higher outside the US (exact charge). This clock and weights are quite large and heavy. We will pack up your new clock very very carefully to insure a safe delivery. I will answer any emails promptly. I have always hated that "reserve" when I have offer myself so this fine clock has a very low starting offer and . I will be glad to help you set up your new clock, or answer questions long after the sale via email.
A careful inspection is done each and every time during the packing process by "Wild Thing" Master Packing Kitty
SITE SECURITY PROVIDED BY CJ KITTY (trained watch cat) (always vigilant)
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A Highly Skilled Technician (AKA Wild Thing) checks the movement one last exhausting time to be sure all is right before being carefully placed back in its case.
Some well deserved rest after a long day at the office
Here is our newest addition to the team; "Miss Kitty"! Rescued from the "pound". She specializes in UNpacking and spreading things about. Also enjoys chewing on CJ's tail.
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Here is Miss Kitty showing our brand new addition from the pound; "Sweet Pea", the "ins and outs" of packing boxes.
Unfortuniately Sweet Pea has not caught on as yet…
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