Dating in the black forest

Posted by / 18-Aug-2016 11:05

Dating in the black forest

Today many collectors and designers do not want examples with dead animals…this creates a challenge because the romantic variety are very difficult to locate.The eagle is taking off from a broken brach that is father decorated with acorns and caps, the knots and breaks in the branch the eagle rests on is equal in detail as the eagle itself.The pediment is further decorated with oak leaves and acorn and caps.We have owned hundreds of antique cuckoo clocks over the years, and our specialty is the monumental 3, 4 and 5 foot examples…but out of all the cuckoo clocks we have ever owned this is the grandest of them all.We acquire 3-4 five foot hunter examples a year, but only get a romantic example of comparable size once every couple years.This clock has an amazing romantic motif with a full relief eagle, with wings outstretched at the pediment.

We are also always interested in acquiring musical clocks made by Emilian Wehrle, if you have a trumpeter, flute, singing bird or rooster clock available for purchase please contact us.

This extremely rare Singing bird clock was recently acquired from Germany and is just magnificent.

The singing bird clocks are the hardest to find, and the most desirable of the 4 variations of musical clocks made by Wehrle… There is only a small handful, not more then a dozen or so, surviving examples of a Wehrle singing bird clock known today.

The time that went into carving the bone hands and numerals alone is hard to fathom.

This clock also has a robust brass plate spring powered movement, with a fusee to compensate the pull of the springs.

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The lower case has a hunting hound pursuing a stag, again all full relief and full of detail.

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