When new, in Victorian times, these massive cuckoo clocks graced the walls of hunting lodges, cabins, and stately homes. The carved motifs are frequently romanticized themes of sport, and the life in the forest… Hunting, trophy stags, the pheasant, hound and hare. Hanging on the wall in a grand room a clock like this creates a statement piece… The cuckoos call draws attention to the passing hour.
Today these grand clocks are presued by collectors worldwide. We specialize in finding these large antique clocks… If you are interested in adding an example to your home, restaurant, lodge, or collection we can help.
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This clock shown is a great example of a hunters cuckoo clock from the turn of the 19th century (1890-1900). The clock is massive measuring 54″ in height and 30″ wide across the gable. It’s big enough to put a presence on a grand large room.
The motif is classic for a hunters cuckoo. The trophy stag on the pediment of oak leaves, the two hunting rifles are slung over the mount. The hunters horn circles the large dial. The pheasant and hare to the left and right of the case. The hunters game bag at the bottom with two small game birds and a tassel… All displayed in a theme of oak leaves.
The cuckoo bird is original, carved from wood, and large…. appearing on the full and half hours. The large hands that tell the time are very detailed and carved from bone. Pine cone cast iron weights attach to the brass chains, and slowly fall to the floor as they power the clockworks. It’s a very romantical piece of art.
The clock retains its original cast brass movement giving time,strike, and cuckoo call complications.
The clock has been serviced, the case hand waxed and polished, and it’s ready for its new home. We can deliver this clock safely worldwide.
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