We just acquired this fantastic antique cuckoo clock which was made by the famous Johann Baptist Beha in Eisenbach, Germany circa 1880.
The clock is a small but finely carved cuckoo clock with a wonderful fruit wood case. Cases carved in fruit wood by Beha are prized by collectors due to their light color, high polished finish, and rarity. Its one of the hardest of the woods to locate and gives a Black Forest clock collection some great variety in wood color/finish.
The model is a 328 and seen in the Beha firms catalog. We have reproduced the full catalog from the Beha firm with the options/price lists in the appendix of our book, Rare and Unusual Black Forest Clocks, check out our book for more information.
The model 328 is rare. This is the only example of a 328 that we have seen.
The clock is very original. The clock retains its original finsh, bird, bellows and pipes, pendulum, chains, weights, etc. Just a great example of a Beha cuckoo.
We specialize in the acquisition and restoration of cuckoo clocks made by Johann Baptist Beha. If you are looking to add a Beha cuckoo to your collection please contact me at Justin@blackforestclocks.org
We are also always buying quality cuckoo clocks for our collection and for our clients worldwide.