Thursday, May 24, 2012

A Rare Black Forest Gothic Cuckoo Clock with Oil Painting by Samuel Kammerer

This is a magnificent cuckoo clock. Although we have many wonderful cuckoo clocks in our collection, there is something wonderful about this example that really makes it stand apart from the others. This clock seems to have it all. The large Gothic case is beautiful, it seems no details were spared in its construction. The clock has a large oil painting on zinc that fills the front panel of the case. The painting is done very well and is a lovely romantic Black Forest motif. The movement is a massive 8-day movement with a single fusee. The movement is signed "S. Kammerer Furtwangen #1" Samuel Kammerer made some of the highest quality cuckoo clocks to have ever come out of the Black Forest. Kammerer was also responsible for producing the robust brass plate movements used by Emilian Wehrle in his musical clocks. For more information on this clock, please visit our website at If you are interested in learning about the wide variety of cuckoo clocks made in the Black Forest our new book, Rare and Unusual Black Forest Clocks, goes into detail on the cuckoo clock covering many important makers from Johann Baptist Beha to Samuel Kammerer. You can learn more about our book HERE.

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