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Contemporary Cuckoo Clocks

March 11, 2012, 10:00 am  Posted by Lark
 

Daylight Savings: It’s that time of year again when we set our clocks forward an hour, and we awake to find our mornings filled with birdsong and our days just a little bit longer. All of this talk about time sent me off into a nostalgic whirlwind, remembering the quirky cuckoo clock my parents had when I was growing up. I remember my fantasies of this folk classic being constructed in some mountaintop workshop. Originating in the Black Forest region of Germany in the 17th century the original hand carved cuckoo clocks were truly works of art. Embellished most often with a little bird that was animated by various weights and pendulums, they were true marvels adding charm to the hours of our days. The tradition spread throughout the world and is still beloved by many.

Affection for the cuckoo clock is evidenced in the wonderful works I found on Etsy. From screenprints to actual working clocks, there are clever pieces that give a modern makeover to this classic time-keeping icon. Check out full size images of the work after the jump.

TOP ROW: (L) Dolan Geiman (R) SIBLING

BOTTOM ROW: (L) DECOYLAB (R) iluxo

TO VIEW EACH OF THESE PIECES AT A LARGER SIZE, KEEP READING.

Brown Cuckoo Clock on Wood by Dolan Geiman

Cuckoo Clock Print by SIBLING

Aqua Cuckoo Clock by DECOYLAB

Modern Wood Cuckoo Clock by iluxo

 
 
 
 

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