We have a large number of vintage and antique clocks currently listed along with an equally large number of music boxes and other very nice collectibles. Be sure to have a look at our. This is an outstanding find of an unusual, deeply hand carved, very large, absolutely beautiful 8 day Hunters cuckoo clock that was created in the Black Forest about 70 years ago in “Germany” by “Emil Schmeckenbecher, ” one of the finest clock makers in this region of the world! The clock is made from cured and aged Linden wood which has been the preferred wood of carvers in the Black Forest since the 1870’s. The case front is adorned with six, large, heavily carved oak leaves and another, even fancier oak leaf is found on the pendulum. The carvings are exceptional, deep, intricate, and wavy. There is a carved, wooden game bird mounted to the right of the dial and an equally impressive carved wooden rabbit to the left side. The case has a carved wooden game bag at the very bottom in front complete with straps and an incredible top piece consisting of a large wooden deer head complete with wooden antlers and a wooden shotgun mounted underneath; breathtaking! The wooden dial has a work Alpen Mountain Horn circling it complete with a wooden mouthpiece and wood horn end. The wood dial itself has a black backdrop and features raised white Roman numerals to mark the hours and fancy matching hands to point out the time. The clock has a wood back and latches securely. It easily removes to allow access to the early design, weight driven mechanical movement inside the case that is produced by “Regula” and bears the Schmeckenbecher name. An weight driven movement simply means that the chains need to be pulled every 8 days or as often as you wish to wind the clock and cuckoo activity. The tall wooden bellow or whistle tubes are in good shape and the tops look and sound good too! At the bottom of each hour, a colorful bird opens the small door above the dial and stands in the doorway. He gives off a single cuckoo sound in tandem with a nice sounding metal chime inside the case before retreating back inside the clock, closing the door behind him. The bird reappears at the top of each hour and correctly cuckoos and chimes the current number of hours before going back inside the clock; fascinating! The clock works quite well here, keeps good time, and cuckoos as it should. Keep in mind this is an old clock so some adjustments or service may be necessary once the clock arrives at its new home. The clock does appear to have been maintained over the years. Nonetheless, we always recommend to our clock customers to service their antique or vintage clocks at least once every three years. Doing so will preserve a great clock like this one and keep it running strong. The clock comes complete as shown with two sets of attached metal chains, an unusual, carved oak leaf pendulum, and two very heavy pinecone shaped metal weights. I’ve looked the clock over fairly well and can’t find any missing parts, repairs, or damage. It shows only average or less wear and is absolutely gorgeous on display! It is an impressive old clock and one of the largest I’ve seen in recent years measuring about 23 1/2″ high (from the tip of the antlers to the bottom of the game bag and not counting the weights or pendulum), about 10″ at its deepest point, and about 14 1/2 across the top. This clock is just stunning and a great nostalgic look back at the greatness of Black Forest workmanship. It is very likely to turn heads when displayed in your home, office, or wherever it is that you care to showcase a very nice, beautifully carved, very rare 8 day cuckoo clock with a real legacy behind it. If you like this item and I’m sure you do, then I know you’ll love the other items. Check back frequently since we’re listing a lot of antique/vintage items as time allows! We’d be glad to send more pictures if available; just ask! My wife and I have been accumulating lots of nice antiques and other collector items over the years. But now is a good time to start clearing out the things we no longer wish to keep. We do all that we can to accurately describe each item to the best of our ability. Be sure to add commits to your favorites list. The item “STUNNING VERY LARGE RARE GERMAN SCHMECKENBECHER 8 DAY HUNTER DEER CUCKOO CLOCK” is in sale since Friday, November 29, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Clocks\Vintage (1930-69)\Cuckoo, Black Forest”. The seller is “commits” and is located in Yucaipa, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Brand: Black Forest Emil Schmeckenbecher
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany
STUNNING RARE & VERY UNUSUAL LARGE CASTLE HEDINGHAM VASE. THIS IS A SUPERB, AND I SHOULD THINK VERY RARE, LARGE AND ECCENTRIC VASE (ALTHOUGH IT DOESN’T LOOK IT, IT IS) MADE BY THE ROYAL ESSEX ART POTTERY CASTLE HEDINGHAM FACTORY AND DATES FROM THE VERY LATE 19th. TO VERY EARLY 20th. IN TIN GLAZE WITH POLYCHROME LEAD OVER-GLAZE IT IS DEPICTED IN VERY UNUSUAL FORMAT WITH A PILE OF HIGH RELIEF RUINS TO THE BASE AND AN OCTAGONAL COLUMN RISING FROM ITS CENTRE EXTENDED BY ANOTHER FLUTED TUBULAR BLUE ONE WITH FLORAL SWAGS AND A ROUNDED RIM. IT IS MARKED TO ONE OF THE FRAGMENTS’HW’ (WHICH I SUSPECT IS THE ARTIST’S INITIALS, HOWEVER I’VE YET TO FIND HIM). WHILE THE BASE HAS’ANCIENT STONE PILE HOWER (sic) VASE ROYAL ESSEX ART POTTERY CASTLE HEDINGHAM’ – SEE PHOTOGRAPHS AND DETAILS. THIS IS ONE OF THE STRANGEST, ECCENTRIC PIECES OF EARLY ART POTTERY I’VE COME ACROSS. IT MEASURES 10″ (25.5cm) H x 7 1/2″ (19cm) W ACROSS THE BASE APPROX; AND IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION FOR THIS TYPE OF POTTERY WITH NO DEFECT AT ALL TO REPORT APART FROM A SMALL CHIP TO ONE OF THE YELLOW SWAG FLOWERS – AGAIN SEE PHOTOGRAPHS AND DETAILS. THIS IS A STUNNING PIECE OF QUITE RARE AND VERY UNUSUAL PIECE OF PERIOD CASTLE HEDINGHAM POTTERY WHICH IS IN GREAT CONDITION, AND WITH A LOW START PRICE SHOULD ATTRACT A GOOD DEAL OF INTEREST FROM ALL COLLECTORS. THERE IS NO RESERVE ON THIS SALE. ALMOST EVERYTHING I SELL IS IN THE CONDITION I HAVE BOUGHT IT, UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED, (I HAVE LEARNT TO MY COST IN THE PAST NOT TO TAMPER WITH AN ITEM), AND THEREFORE I HAVE NEITHER HAD ITEMS REPAIRED NOR RESTORED. I WILL ENDEAVOUR TO REPORT ON AN ITEM WHICH HAS HAD EITHER; HOWEVER I TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY IF AN ITEM HAS BEEN TAMPERED WITH AND I CANNOT DETECT IT. PLEASE DON’T WASTE YOUR TIME ASKING FOR A B. I WILL DISPATCH GOODS ON CLEARANCE OF ANY OF THE ABOVE. I DO NOT ACCEPT – NON U. ALL PARCELS ARE WELL PACKED AND PROTECTED WITH STRONG BOXES, BUBBLE WRAP AND PACKAGING PEANUTS WHERE NECESSARY. SO PLEASE READ THEM CAREFULLY AS THEY ARE BINDING. DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT ME IF YOU NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. The item “STUNNING RARE & VERY UNUSUAL LARGE CASTLE HEDINGHAM VASE” is in sale since Monday, November 25, 2013. This item is in the category “Pottery, Porcelain & Glass\Pottery\Art Pottery\British”. The seller is “rtzilla” and is located in London. This item can be shipped to all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, United States, Canada, Australia.
- Material: Earthenware
- Use: Decorative
- Manufacturer/ Type: CASTLE HEDINGHAM
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
- Sub-Type: British
- Date: c.1840-c.1900
- Boxed/ Unboxed: Unboxed
- Product Type: Vases