August Schwer 8-Day Handcrafted Black Forest Music Cuckoo Clock with Beer Drinkers Dancing Figurines
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An amazing piece of artistry by one of Germany’s award-winning clockmakers depicting a very dear and familiar Black Forest social pastime. Beer drinkers are prominently featured on many cuckoo clocks because they are symbolic of the culture that surrounds the foresters. In this exceptional model, August Schwer has improved on this theme to produce a timepiece that is outstanding in both design and construction.
The chalet house is a veritable thing of beauty for many reasons starting from the distinctive shingled roof that has individually carved shingles covering the front and sides of it. Even the front of the house has a few rows of shingles that accentuate its paneled upper platform. Below the spreading roof are beautifully sculpted balconies, a miniature window, and a flower box that are skillfully blended into the chalet’s polished walnut-toned frame. The quaint little outbuilding with all its accouterments on the left of the chalet is typical of the additional structures that were traditionally built on most forest farmlands.
The base of the clock is where the action takes place: two figurines of beer-drinkers in traditional costume heartily swig their beer while a pretty lady figurine looks out from the balcony. The farm animal figurines, a water trough, chopped logs, a ladder, wooden benches, barrels, an outdoor table and stools, evergreens, and shrubs are details that add a great deal of authenticity to this miniature beer garden. Whenever the clock strikes the hour, the two villagers toast each other’s health to the rhythm of its chimes while the lady moves her head from side to side in gentle affirmation. The elaborately costumed dancing figurines gracefully rotate to the merry tunes of the music box adding a great deal of vitality to an exceptional depiction of Black Forest culture and atmosphere.
This clock stands out for its elaborate details and exquisite craftsmanship in every single feature it displays. With the firm guarantee of quality and service from one of the most reputed Black Forest manufacturers, you can be assured of many years of pleasure and satisfaction with your purchase of this fine product.
Handcrafted by August Schwer, Black Forest Clock Factory, Schoenwald, Black Forest, Germany
Details of this cuckoo clock:
Wooden and hand-painted figurines and decorative elements
Wooden dial, hands, pendulum, August Schwer exclusive life-like wooden cuckoo
8-Day movement/running time (mechanical)
High-quality Regula movement
Premium model with antique-style chains, wooden knob on night shut-off, real hinge on cuckoo door (optical and mechanical improvement)
High-quality Reuge music box with two melodies: Edelweiss and Happy Wanderer
Shipping Carrier Supported
Country of Origin
US 48 States (Except for Alaska & Hawaii): $30 USD Flat-rate shipping via FedEx. Insurance included.
Canada: $45 USD Flat-rate shipping via USPS International Express. Insurance included.
Mechanical Cuckoo Clock:
Anywhere on the planet: $50 USD via 2-Day UPS. Insurance Included.
Quartz Cuckoo Clock:
US 48 States (Except for Alaska & Hawaii): $40 USD Flat-rate shipping via FedEx. Insurance included.
Canada: $50 USD Flat-rate shipping via USPS International Express. Insurance included.
30-day No Question Asked Return Policy. Item must be in original packaging.