1-Day Black Forest Cuckoo Clock
Movement: Birds that feed fledgling in nest
Night shut off: Manual
Additional features: Screw pendulum with brass stem
Size (cm): 29.1 x 21.6 x 17.1
Size (inches): 11.5 x 8.5 x 6.7
This little Traditional cuckoo clock is a positive delight! It is possessed of a number of unique features that make it the perfect fit for a variety of decorating styles and occasions. It is also highly desirable due to the fact that it contains attributes of both the Chalet and Traditional styles. Although it is primarily Traditional in its design, as is evidenced by its use of animal and leaf patterns, this interesting cuckoo clock has elements of movement and color more commonly encountered in the Chalet style. This cuckoo clock features a pair of birds at its base that move in time to the cuckoos. Upon closer inspection, the viewer can see that they are actually tipping forward to feed a baby bird that sits in a nest placed symmetrically under the dial of the cuckoo clock. The birds have glass eyes that add an element of realism to the carvings.
The cuckoo clock’s most striking components are the hand painted Edelweiss flowers used for decoration. The bright white and gold colors of the flowers themselves are beautifully highlighted against the darker stain of the cuckoo clock’s case. The dark green in the flower stems serves to ground the flowers amongst the ivy leaves that frame the cuckoo clock, just as the yellowish green detailing picks out the lovely blonde highlights in the wood. The Edelweiss flowers themselves are also highly sought after as decorations. Although Edelweiss is actually the national flower of Austria, it still holds cultural significance to any country that borders the Alps due to its beauty and the difficulty involved in picking one. The clock is crowned with a magnificent top piece of a cuckoo bird poised as if about to take flight. The painted flowers on the leaves to either side of the bird serve to make it even more of a focal point.