Here is another fantastic shelf cuckoo clock. This cuckoo clock was made by Johann Georg Beha, a distant relative and apprentice of Johann Baptist Beha. Johann George Beha died at a very young age and very few of his clocks are known to have survived… making by Johann George Beha are very collectible.
This piece is just fantastic. It is a shelf cuckoo clock with a hunters motif. While the hunters motif is very common in wall cuckoos, it is very uncommon to find this motif on a shelf clock. The case is carved from a solid block of walnut. The detail is fanatic, everything is done in full relief and the design is very a symmetrical… it is a carved masterpiece first and a cuckoo clock second. The door for the cuckoo pretty much disappears into the carving.
The bac of the carving is dished out to accept the wood plate 50 hour movement. The back door is hinged at the base and is secured to the case by two hooks.
This is just a magnificent example of an early carved cuckoo clock made circa 1870.
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