German 24" Cuckoo & Quail
Height 27”, ca. 1900.
Carved Auerhahn bird at top with pine bough accents and a matching carved pendulum. A carved and hand-painted wood cuckoo comes out and sounds on the hour, and a quail does the same on the quarter hour. Both birds have flapping wings and moving beaks.
The dial numerals and hands are carved bone, and the dial is marked “Made in Germany”. The 30-hour brass movement has steel posts.