Cuckoo Clock - 8-Day Traditional with Branches & Bird - Schneider
8-Day Black Forest Cuckoo Clock
Night shut off: Manual
Additional features: Slide pendulum with wooden stem
Size (cm): 27 x 21 x 15
Size (inches): 10.6 x 8.3 x 5.9
Traditional cuckoo clocks are well known for their skillful use of differing tones of light and dark stain to create contrast. This particular cuckoo clock exemplifies that method through its use of darkly stained ivy leaves to accentuate the finer details in the clock’s design. The cuckoo clock continues its natural theme with a rustic case framed by a trellis of vines and branches. The branches are carved in surprising detail with the grooves and rings in the bark treated with delicate care. The richly stained ivy leaves that sprout from the vines make them appear almost life like.
The ivy leaves are carved with a similar attention to fine craftsmanship. Their dark stain serves to accentuate the realism of the rest of the carvings but also to guide the eye around the cuckoo clock. They grow all around the exterior with a few placed tastefully at the corners of the clock face. They are finally culminated in an impressive top piece that is done in an even more ornate fashion. At the apex of the top piece, and flanked on either side by the ivy leaves, is a finely carved cuckoo bird poised dramatically as if about to take flight. This cuckoo clock truly is the perfect choice for anyone interested in a textbook example of the Traditional Black Forest style.