Movements: Turning water wheel, kissing couple, spinning dancers
Night shut off: Manual
Music: Featuring 2 separate, alternating songs on the hour & half hour
Songs: Edelweiss and Laura’s Theme
Additional features: Screw pendulum with brass stem
Size (cm): 35.5 x 34.3 x 23.5
Size (inches): 14 x 13.5 x 9.25
When viewing a Black Forest Chalet style cuckoo clock, the delight is in its colors and figurines and this cuckoo clock is no exception. The movement begins as a traditional Black Forest water wheel starts to spin. The painted blue accents on the tips of the wheel blades are just one example of this cuckoo clock’s fine attention to detail. A pair of children slowly turns their heads to kiss in time to the music, framing the clock face between their movements and the movement of the wheel. Elements of Black Forest country living, such as an old fashioned milk canister and a small wood pile, are scattered in a seemingly random fashion throughout the scene. The asymmetrical approach to their placement adds a startling element of realism to the cuckoo clock. A ladder leans against the far right of the clock, strategically placed towards the back of the house, just in case the young boy is planning a clandestine visit to his sweet heart’s window! To accent the cute, childlike theme, this cuckoo clock features children for dancers that spin as the music plays. Green shutters and a green cuckoo door are complimented by small outcroppings of shrubbery that line the base allowing for the eye to be guided around the cuckoo clock in a pleasing fashion. The stain of the clock is mostly light in color. This is accentuated by elements done in a slightly darker stain that creates contrast and which allows the bright colors of the figurines to come to the fore. This cuckoo clock also features a hand shingled roof.