My Photo Gallery of Black Forest Clocks

1700's Black Forest glass bell clock

1700's triple train glass bell clock with both quarter and hour strike on all wooden gear movement.

1700's Black Forest glass bell clock Mov

1700's triple train glass bell clock with both quarter and hour strike on all wooden gear movement.

Uhrenträger figurenuhr clock peddler

Circa 1850 clock peddler. As you can see it is in stunning condition for being 168+ years old. The movement is also in perfect running condition and it keeps perfect time running 24 hrs on a single wind. This is “not” one of your typical clock peddlers that you see occasionally for sale that are made of cast metal. This one is an original clock peddler from the 1800's that is hand fabricated from thin sheets of tin.

Uhrenträger figurenuhr clock peddler

The additional shielded clock that he is carrying on his back also has a porcelain dial face and has real hands rather than a faux clock face with painted hands.

Uhrenträger figurenuhr clock peddler

This Black Forest clock peddler is found in Berthold Schaaf’s book on antique Black Forest clocks.

Uhrenträger figurenuhr clock peddler

The movement is a spring driven heavy brass plate movement . As you can see in the photo it is a silk suspension movement.

Uhrenträger figurenuhr clock peddler

The movement is a spring driven heavy brass plate movement that has an real porcelain dial face with all the minutes defined. "please note that the clock is only 2 1/2" tall so it is quite smaller than the very sought after sorg clocks.

Black Forest Trumpeter clock

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Black Forest Clock Jacob Bäuerle Trumpeter with exposed figure 1800's

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Black Forest Clock Jacob Bäuerle Trumpeter with exposed figure 1800's. What is very unique on this clock is that it has an exposed trumpeter figure that is also an automaton. On each and every hour he raises its trumpet to his mouth and he turns from side as the trumpet sounds off. This is the sames type of automation that can be found on an organ clock.

Jacolb Bauerle Trumpeter Clock 1858_edit

Here is the clock as shown in the above illustration from Heinrich Englemann's book on Black Forest Clocks. Note: this is the same exact clock that we purchased from Heinrich's collection

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Black Forest Shield Clock, Blackbird flute clock and Black Forest Clock Jacob Bäuerle Trumpeter Clock with exposed figure 1800's

Black Forest Clock

Black Forest Shield Clocks and Black Forest Clock Jacob Bäuerle Trumpeter Clock with exposed figure 1800's

Black Forest Shield Clock

Black Forest Shield Clock

Black Forest Glass Bell Clock

Black Forest Glass Bell Clock

Black Forest Glass Bell Clock

Black Forest Glass Bell Clock

Black Forest Glass Bell Clock

Black Forest Glass Bell Clock

Black Forest Glass Bell Clock

Black Forest Glass Bell Clock

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Original wooden wheel clock around 1790 -1810. The movement is executed with anchor gear and seconds pendulum, the seconds are displayed on a sub-dial under the XII. In the arc of the dial is the date display with the division for 31 days, which is controlled by lever from the hour wheel. As a further complication, the clock is equipped with a Surrerschlagwerk with quarter-hour and hour strike on two bells.

Black Forest Clock

Original wooden wheel clock around 1790/1810. The movement is executed with anchor gear and seconds pendulum, the seconds are displayed on a sub-dial under the XII. In the arc of the dial is the date display with the division for 31 days, which is controlled by lever from the hour wheel.

Black Forest Shield Clock

Black Forest Shield Clock. As a further complication, the clock is equipped with a Surrerschlagwerk with quarter-hour and hour strike on two bells.

Black Forest Shield Clock. The clock

Black Forest Shield Clock. The clock was inspected and appraised by none other than Berthold Schaaf.

Black Forest Hackbrettuhr clock

Very rare 1800's Black Forest Hackbrettuhr Clock. This clock has a rare auto advance feature which plays 8 tunes on 63 strings which changes every hour. It is also has a very desirable 8 day movement.

Black Forest Clocks

"All seeing eye of God" automaton Black Forest Carillon (Glockenspiel clock) with thirteen bells and a five figure bell ringer clock. Both clocks have very early wood plate movements.

Black Forest Clock Seeing Eye

Black Forest Carillon clock (Glockenspiel clock)

Black forest Clock Hackbrettuhr

Black forest Clock Hackbrettuhr front shield.

Black Forest Hackbrettuhr clock

Black Forest Hackbrettuhr clock front shield painting which depicts a family out in the countryside.

Black Forest Hackbrettuhr clock

Black Forest Hackbrettuhr clock, image shows the 63 strings which are paired in sets of three creating the 21 notes.

Black Forest clock bell

Front shield with the "All seeing eye of God".

Black Forest 13 bell Carillon clock

Black Forest 13 bell Carillon clock that plays 12 tunes that change automatically on the hour. It also has an automaton feature which is "God's all seeing eye" at the top of the shield that looks back and forth. It works with the the escapement movement of the clock.

Black Forest 13 bell Carillon clock

Black Forest 13 bell Carillon clock movement.

Black Forest 13 bell Carillon clock

Black Forest 13 bell Carillon clock side view showing tune autochanger mechanism and tune indicator dial.

Black Forest Clocks

Extremely Rare Black Forest Jacks clock with five (5) figures. Clock stands 22 1/2" tall, movement with figures is 18" tall.

Black Forest 1800's Jacks Clock

Black Forest 1800's Jacks Clock with five figures and bells.

Black Forest Glass Bell Clock

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Black Forest Glass Bell Clock front view

Holzrader clock with quarter hour and an hour strike on two glass bells

Black Forest Glass Bell Clock movement

Holzrader clock with quarter hour and an hour strike on 2 glass bells

Black Forest Glass Bell Clock movement back view

The two glass bells arrangement. One bell for the quarter strike the other for the hour.

Black Forest Glass Bell Clock movement side view

Holzrader clock showing the wood gear construction

Holzrader clock

Glass weights for the Holzrader clock

1780-1790's Zappleruhr / Cow's tail

All wooden gear Zappleruhr / Cow's tail pendulum shield clock. This is a very rare all wood gear clock that has survived in fantastic shape for over the last 250 years!!

Circa 1780-90's wood gear clock

All wooden gear Zappleruhr / Cow's tail pendulum shield clock.

Black Forest wood gear shield clock

1780-1790's Zappleruhr / Cow's tail, Black Forest wooden gear shield clock movement. With twin gong complication, striking on both the quarter and hours.

Black Forest Musical Clocks

Black Forest 23 Pipe Organ Clock, Circa Late 1800's and a 15 Pipe Shield Flute Clock. Both clocks play six tunes.

Black Forest GHS Singing Bird clock

Very rare one of a kind Black Forest GHS Singing Bird clock

GHS Singing Bird Black Forest clock

Gordian Hettich and Sohn very rare Singing Bird clock Model 803.

GHS Singing Bird Movement

GHS Singing Bird Clock Movement showing the bellows and bird flute call mechanism

Black Forest Blackbird clock Side View

Original Blackbird Shield Automa "Flötenuhr" clock from the early 1800's. These clocks are extremely rare. This example is completely original right down to the pendulm

Black Forest shield clocks

Two early 1800's Black Forest shield clocks

Early 1800's wood shield clock

Sample Black Forest Clock Collection

Part of my antique Black Forest Clock Collection

BLACK FOREST GLASS BELL CLOCK

Manufactures late 1700's early 1800's glass bell clock "Glasglockenspieluhr" with twelve glass bells that play four tunes

BLACK FOREST GLASS BELL CLOCK

Manufactures late 1700's early 1800's glass bell clock "Glasglockenspieluhr" with twelve glass bells that play four tunes

Late 1700's glass bell clock

Glass bell clock with twelve glass bells that play four tunes. This is a very early example of a "Glasglockenspieluhr" that was manufactured during the late 1700's to early 1800's. Note: the wooden hammers and the pinned drum that lift the hammers and strike the glass bells.

Glasglockenspieluh glass bell clock

"Glasglockenspieluhr" glass bell clock with twelve glass bells that play four tunes. in the view you can see the wooden hammers that stike the glass bells.

Black Forest Clock Dumpling Eater

Gordian Hettich Dumpling Eater  "Knödelfresser“". This is a particularly very nice example with a figure that is in pristine original condition.

Black Forest dumpling eater movement

Black Forest clock dumpling eater brass plate movement. Note the rope drive off the movement which drives the articulated figure

Gordian Hettich Dumpling Eater

Gordian Hettich Dumpling Eater  "Knödelfresser“". This is a particularly very nice example with a figure that is in pristine original condition.

Antique Black Forest Wehrle Clocks

Antique bone clock hands with a display of both a Wehrle trumpeter and flute clock along with a very nice cuckoo clock with a large eagle attacking a ibex.

antique black forest clock hands

Collection of antique Black Forest clock bone hands

Very Early Wehrle Trumpeter Clock

Very early Wehrle five horn Trumpeter Clock with a wood plate movement circa 1800

Very Early Wehrle Trumpeter Clock

Very early Wehrle Trumpeter Clock side view circa 1800

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Early Wehrle Trumpeter Figure

Early Wehrle Trumpeter Figure belonging to a early wood plate trumpeter clock

Wehrle Nine Horn Trumpeter Clock

Nine horn trumpeter clock with two trumpeter figures, plays William Tell overture

Wehrle Nine Horn Trumpeter Clock

Nine horn trumpeter clock with two trumpeter figures, plays William Tell overture

Wehrle Trumpeter Figures

Twin Trumpeter figures on Black Forest Wehrle Trumpeter clock

Grape Leaf Wehrle Clock

1866 Wehrle Trumpeter clock in fantastic original condition.

Jacob Bäuerle Trumpeter Clock

Very early example of a Jacob Bäuerle trumpeter clock in oak wood

Jacob Bäuerle Trumpeter Figure

Jacob Bäuerle Black Forest Trumpeter clock

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Jacob Barurle Trumpeter Clock movement with three bellows system

Wehrle Trumpeter four horn

A very early example of a Wehrle Trumpeter Clock circa 1866

Wehrle eight pipe flute clock

Early Wehrle Flute Clock, it has eight wooden flute pipes and plays two songs that are selectable via a selector knob on the front chapter ring.

Wehrle Trumpeter clock 1866

Wehrle Trumpeter clock 1866

Black Forest Wehrle flute clock

Early Wehrle Flute Clock, it has eight wooden flute pipes, front detail of hunting dog.

Wehrle Flute Clock with Ibix Motif

Wehrle Flute Clock with Ibix motif. This clock has eight wooden pipes and plays two tunes

Black Forest Musical Cuckoo Clock

Black Forest Musical Cuckoo Clock

Black Forest Organ clock

Clock has 48 wooden flute pipes in three banks with automa. The clock plays seven selectable songs

Black Forest Organ Clock

Automa figures raise their horns and rotate when the music is playing

Black Forest Organ clock

Black Forest Organ clock music drum and movement

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Original Blackbird Shield Automa "Flötenuhr" clock from the early 1800's. These clocks are extremely rare. This example is completely original right down to the pendulm

Closeup of Blackbird in Shield

Original Blackbird Automa which moves back and forth to the music, at the same time moving its beak up and down in rhythm to the notes

Black Forest "Flötenuhr" flute clock

Original Blackbird wood-plate movement with automa. The movement has eighteen wooden pipes and plays six wonderful tunes

Original Blackbird Automa

Original Blackbird Automa which belongs to the very rare Blackbird Shield Flute clock from the early 1800's

Circa 1820 Black Forest Flute Clock

This Shield flute clock has 15 wooden pipe and plays 6 songs. The clock was manufactured circa 1820. A video of this clock paying can be found on our videos page of the website

Organ clock face plate

The painting on the shield depicts a castle on the Rhine River

 Black Forest Shield Clock Movement

In this photo you are able to see the 15 wooden pipes that create the music for the six tunes that this very early shield flute clock plays at the strike of each hour

Black Forest 23 pipe Organ Clock

The clocks has two automated figures and it plays eight different tunes on 23 flute pipes.

Black Forest "Flötenuhr" flute clock

The painting on the front shield depicts a Spanish galleon and one of its row boats on the coast of an island with its castle above the shoreline.

Black Forest organ clock figures

The clocks has two automated figures and it plays eight different tunes on 23 flute pipes.

Black Forest Organ Clock

The clocks has two automated figures and it plays eight different tunes on 23 flute pipes.

Black Forest Organ Clock 23 pipes

The clocks has two automated figures and it plays eight different tunes on 23 flute pipes.

Cuckoo Clock 512 style case Ketterer

Ketterer Cuckoo Clock 512 style case 1800's. Black Forest Self Cuckoo Clock with a Wood Plate fusee Movement by Aron Ketterer,

Ketterer Cuckoo Clock Dial Face

Ketterer Cuckoo Clock 1800's

Ketterer Cuckoo Clock base carving

Ketterer Cuckoo Clock 512 style case 1800's

Cuckoo Clock Movement, Ketterer

Ketterer Cuckoo Clock 1800's Fusee wood plate Movement. All original movement with its original leather on the bellows tops.

Ketterer Cuckoo Clock in transport clase

Ketterer Cuckoo Clock in its original very rare transport / salesman clase from the 1800's !!

Cuckoo Clock and Case, Ketterer

This is a very rare find, a Ketterer 1800's cuckoo clock with its original carry home / salesman and storage case.

Black Forest cuckoo clock

Black Forest cuckoo clock with its origainl wall shelf

black forest cuckoo clock side view

Black Forest Shelf Cuckoo Clock with its very rare original shelf

Beha model 509 cuckoo clock

Beha 509 shelf Black Forest cuckoo clock and very rare Beha wall bracket. Totally original in unrestored condition with its original bone hands and patina. Note: the correct scale of the original bone hands that match the petite size clock case.

Beha model 509 clock and shelf

Beha 509 shelf Black Forest cuckoo clock and very rare Beha wall bracket. Totally original in unrestored condition with its original bone hands and patina. Note: the correct scale of the original bone hands that match the petite size clock case.

Beha Cuckoo Clock model 509

Early Beha 509 shelf cuckoo clock with doors open exposing the articulating cuckoo bird

Beha 509 Cuckoo Clock Front Doors

Early Beha 509 Shelf Cuckoo Clock Front Doors, showing the detailed carving on the split doors. Split cuckoo doors are indicative of Beha clocks, as is the very detailed carving found on Beha clocks

Black Forest cuckoo clock, Beha

Beha model 508 large case shelf clock that is carved out of oak with very fine detail as in most Beha clocks

Black Forest cuckoo clock, Beha

Beha 508 fusee wood plate movement

Beha 508 Large case shelf clock

This is a Beha shelf cuckoo clock that has a very large cuckoo bird that is about an inch in diameter

Beha 508 Large Cuckoo Bird

Large bird from a 508 Beha cuckoo clock with its wings open

Beha 508 Large Cuckoo Bird

Large bird from a 508 Beha cuckoo clock with wings closed

Ketterer Cuckoo Clock Movement

Black Forest Self Cuckoo Clock Wood Plate fusee Movement by Ketterer,

Black Forest Self Cuckoo Clock

Black Forest Self Cuckoo Clock by Ketterer, Wood Plate fusee Movement

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