Here is a recent acquisition. This is a large shelf three horn trumpeter clock, made in the Black Forest circa 1890-1900. The clock is large for a shelf clock measuring in a 29″ in height.
The motif is unusual and will appeal not only to collectors of Black Forest clocks but also steins and other drinking memorabilia.
The clock has large stein on the top platform of the case surrounded with a detailed fence. The four finials are drinking goblets or chalices.
At the base of the case is a large set of double doors with two more goblets incorporated into the design on the door panels.
The trumpeter figure is carved from wood and retains its original paint. He has a trumpet in his mouth and a keg of beer over his shoulder. He calls at the full and half hours for another round of refreshment.
The movement is cast brass plate movement that reproduces the buglers call at the full and half hours. A three note charge is repeated once for each hour. So 1:00 gets three notes, 12:00 gets 36.
Black Forest trumpeter clocks are very collectible and hard to find, especially in shelf cases. This large three horn example would make a fantastic addition to any advanced collection.
The clock retains its original finish and presents well. There is a few minor bumps to the case and finals but these are minimal. The movement could use a cleaning, but it keeps excellent time and has a strong trumpeters call as it is. The bellows/horn/reed assemblies are also original and not modern replacements.
This clock is available for purchase. We have included a video below giving and unclose look at the clock. If you are looking to add a fantastic clock to your collection contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org