When it comes to categorizing the different types of cuckoo clocks that you will find out there, there are a couple of types you are bound to come across. In addition to the popular styles of traditional and Chalet style cuckoo clocks, you will also learn about other styles like modern clocks and vintage style cuckoo clocks too. Today, you will learn what vintage clocks are and be presented with some great examples to consider.
A vintage clock is defined as a reproduction of an Antique Cuckoo Clock or of the styles in antique clocks that gained popularity over the past 300 years. They are known as vintage reproduction clocks or antique reproduction clocks and many of them are very intricately detailed. To give you an example, during the 18th and 19th centuries, many clocks were ornately carved with floral details and patterns in accordance with the schools of art that were popular in Europe at the time. Others were modeled after German railroad houses of the 1850s. Below are a few examples meant to offer you a closer look at features typical of reproduction antique or vintage Black Forest cuckoo clocks.
Vintage 8 Day Trackwalker House 18” Cuckoo Clock by Rombach & Haas
This vintage reproduction clock is a fine example of some of the features you are likely to find in a specific type of antique cuckoo clock known as a railroad clock. This particular clock is replete with carved designs that would make it an impressive fixture in any environment. The florid cut out designs that decorate the case of the clock are typical of some of the more elaborate reproductions. Increasing its appeal is the fact that it comes with a three-tone finish that offers an interestingly harmonious contrast.
Vintage 8 Day Station House 22” Cuckoo Clock by Adolf Herr
This clock, modeled after railway house clock designs of the late 19th century, features some of the designs that are commonly associated with traditional cuckoo clocks as well. With finely carved leaves framing the case of the clock and with attractive two-tone walnut finish, as well as with pine cone themed weights, this clock is reminiscent of clocks carved in the traditional style too. This particular model is personally signed by Adolf Herr, a sixth-generation clockmaker responsible for some of today’s finest cuckoo clock creations.
Vintage 8 Day Gilded Cherub 28” Cuckoo Clock by Adolf Herr
With the Baroque period came the influence of extremely fine, meticulously ornate details along with deep colors and even gilded for some cuckoo clocks. The gilded Cherub cuckoo clock is the finest modern-day example of a reproduction from the Baroque period. It is expertly carved by Adolf Herr and is cloaked in fine stains, painting, and 24-carat gold leaf. There is no detail missed on this clock and seeing it up close transforms one immediately back to the gilded age. With hints of Baroque period architecture and biblical influence, this clock is in a class of its won and is signed on the back by Adolf Herr and represents 6 generations of high-quality traditional clock making. We are simply amazed that there are craftsmen out there that can still produce these incredible works of art.
Each of these clocks comes with a certificate of authenticity, and when you visit Bavarian Clockworks to learn more about these clocks, you will find them at globally competitive prices and they ship for free too. There you will also find many other beautiful examples of Vintage cuckoo clocks, along with many other styles and options to choose from. Visit their website via the link above or give them a call at 800-950-6753 today for more information.