Cuckoo Clock - 8-Day Traditional with Green Painted Leaves - Schneider
8-Day Black Forest Cuckoo Clock
Night shut off: Manual
Additional features: Slide pendulum with wooden stem
Size (cm): 39 x 29 x 10
Size (inches): 15.4 x 13.4 x 3.9
The most prominent feature of this Traditional style cuckoo clock is its plethora of finely carved leaves of varying shapes and designs. The leaves are delicately layered in a complex design that frames the dial of the clock in a dramatic fashion. The thick placement raises the leaves away from the face of the cuckoo clock and makes it appear as though the dial and bird are peaking out of the dense woods associated with the Black Forest. This contributes to the very life like feel of the carvings. The various angles and shapes the leaves create serve to guide the eye around the clock, allowing the viewer to take in every small detail.
In order to further continue the realistic theme, leaves that are stained with a lighter green tone are placed throughout the composition. Traditional cuckoo clocks are known for their usage of light and dark stains, making any use of color a highly desirable feature. The green leaves create contrast, allowing the differing layers to be fully appreciated without the design becoming too muddled. The clock is finally culminated with a dramatic top piece. The ivy leaves are placed in such a way so as to guarantee the top is the centerpiece while still ensuring that it blends in with the rest of the carvings so as not to look out of place.