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August Schwer 8-Day Handcrafted Black Forest Luxury Carving Almabtreib Bringing in the Cows Theme with Old Couple Figurines Music and Dancing Figurines

Original price was: $2,983.00.Current price is: $2,583.00.

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A luxurious August Schwer creation that exudes the joy of Alpine festivity and beloved German tradition in a fabulously designed and sculpted Black Forest cuckoo clock. This clock is one of the most wonderful souvenirs to be made in celebration of the famous Almabtreib festival that’s held in the Alpine regions of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Cattle herders from these areas began taking their cattle up to the mountains in spring and bringing them down again in summer. The return from high mountain pastures became a cause for celebration because farmers were thankful that the herds had been spared from illness or accidents so they began a tradition to express their gratitude which continues to this very day as one of the most important summer events.

The intricately detailed carved figurine of the cow represents the cattle who are elaborately decorated for their journey down the mountain. Colorful ornamental headdresses are fitted over their foreheads and noses, and brightly embroidered collars with large polished bells are hung around their necks which make the presence of the cattle in the village a very loud affair with hundreds of bells joyfully announcing their arrival. Merrymaking like music, dancing, and feasting has become part-and-parcel of the Almabtreib festivities and the lovely figurines of the old couple seated at the base represent the many villagers of all ages who turn out in their numbers to celebrate the safe return of the cattle with their herdsmen.

The uniqueness of this timepiece lies in the exceptional quality of its carvings and hand paintings, beginning with the breathtakingly true-to-life replicas of the couple in traditional costume, and the cow figurine with its iconic headdress and collar. These three figurines are larger and more detailed in their sculpting, which is why this model is placed in the luxury bracket of cuckoo clocks. Beautifully colored forest flowers, leaves, and branches adorn all corners of the frame, and exquisitely crafted and handpainted traditional dancing figurines rotate to the merry sounds of the high-quality Reuge music box at the full and half hour, contributing to the all-embracing festal atmosphere of the clock.

This luxury edition version is intricate in both design and sculpture, and will satisfy the most discerning connoisseur of fine timepieces. With nearly 300 years of uncompromising standards of service and quality behind it, August Schwer Clocks guarantees you the absolute best in design and craftsmanship with this highly attractive purchase.

Handcrafted by August Schwer, Black Forest Clock Factory, Schoenwald, Black Forest, Germany

Details of this cuckoo clock:
8-Day movement/running time (mechanical)
High-quality regular movement
Night shut-off
Wooden dial, hands, cuckoo, and pendulum
Completely handpainted
Music function and dancing figurines
High-quality Reuge Swiss-made music box with two tunes: Happy Wanderer and Edelweiss
2-year warranty
VdS certified

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19.3 inches tall, 15 inches wide, 9.01 inches deep, Includes three 44.4 ounce weights, Color: walnut


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