Cuckoo Clock with hand-painted background, Model #8263
Combining the design of the earlier Rahmenuhr (Framed Clock) with the new Bahnhausle (Railroad House) design, Johann Baptist Beha sold this lovely clock with oil-painted scenes from his native Black Forest area in 1854. This clock takes the progression one step further by combining the beautiful, hand-painted Black Forest scene with the Chalet style. This intricate carving shows grape vines and leaves surrounding a Black Forest cottage with a pair of birds and their nest of eggs.
This particular clock is made in very small quantities entirely BY HAND. Each clock is painted individually by the artist Conny Haas deep in the Black Forest - the same way it has been done for centuries. Owning this clock is your chance to take part in a long tradition of arts and crafts of the beautiful and mysterious Black Forest.
When the clock strikes the hour or half-hour the door opens, a cuckoo appears and calls along with the clock's gong strike.
This clock is hand made in the Black Forest in Germany. The mechanical brass movement is driven by two weights and time escapes with the tick of a traditional pendulum. The cuckoo call sound is made by two wooden whistles with bellows inside the clock case.