Here is a Black Forest masterpiece. We specialize in locating rare and unusual Black Forest clocks for collectors world wide. This clock was just located…
A. exquisitely carved Wehrle trumpeter clock, made in Furtwangen Germany circa 1880.
The clock has a case that is 43″ high and 30″ wide. The carvings are absolutely fantastic. The large full reef eagle on the top of the clock is in mid flight, ready to swoop down to the florets floor to capture a meal. The case is further decorated with oak leaves, acorns, ferns, cattails. grasses, ivy, stones, and other elements. Everything is in full relief.
The dial is equally exquisite the four corners decorated with oak leaves and acorns. The numerals are carved from bone. The hands also carved from bone are original, and not modern recarved hands.
The side doors are also fantastic, with oak leaves and acorns wrapping to create a door to let the music escape.
At the top of the hour or on demand the double doors open revealing a double trumpeter figure where the clock produces a complex tune on 7 horns.
The movement in the clock is the largest the Emilian Wehrle offered. A solid brass plate three train movement that gives a 8 day running duration with time, strike, and musical complications.
While all Wehrle trumpeter clocks are rare and collectible, examples of this caliber are extremely difficult to find. While examining the original Wehrle factory records that have survived its easy to see why… They were extremely expensive…. originally costing nearly 3X what a 30 hour wall example would been priced at new.
Today when looking at the Black Forest clock collections you find many collectors that have nicely carved 30 hour wall examples, often multiple examples, but very few collectors have the large 8 day heavily carved shelf clocks.
We specialize in locating these impossible to find clocks for collectors worldwide. If your interested in adding that pinnacle piece to your collection lets talk.
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