Because there are no weights and chains to deal with makes this a perfect candidate to hand over a mantle/fireplace.The cuckoo appears behind the large door and calls the full and half hours.
We have owned hundreds of antique cuckoo clocks over the years, and our specialty is the monumental 3, 4 and 5 foot examples…
but out of all the cuckoo clocks we have ever owned this is the grandest of them all.
Today many collectors and designers do not want examples with dead animals…
this creates a challenge because the romantic variety are very difficult to locate.
The lower case has a hunting hound pursuing a stag, again all full relief and full of detail.
The base is further decorated with ferns, rocks, mushrooms, trees and shrubbery.
This extremely rare Singing bird clock was recently acquired from Germany and is just magnificent.
The singing bird clocks are the hardest to find, and the most desirable of the 4 variations of musical clocks made by Wehrle… There is only a small handful, not more then a dozen or so, surviving examples of a Wehrle singing bird clock known today.
The quality of the carving and detail is just exquisite.