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Johann Baptist Beha.
Made in 1864
One of only 2 clocks found with a painting done by a well known painter Carl Heine.
Double fusee 8 day table cuckoo clock.

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These 2 clocks, both in a No.326 case, considered "Exotic" clocks, due to their extremely rare features:
One with a life-sized exposed cuckoo bird.
The other with an "echo" complication.

The echo clock. (Simulating the echo of the call of the cuckoo in the wild). A stunning clock to hear. Considered the most realistic sound ever in a cuckoo. Both models were made by the Beha firm, Circa 1900.

The exposed bird clock, is one of only three made, and the only known survivor. This clock was found in Germany. It features not only the life sized bird, but also lathe-turned "Natural Call Pipes." They were made to be as realistic sounding as they can be, and yes, they are amazing to hear! The legend goes that Johann would test his pipes in the woods, and did not stop refining his design until he was able to get consistent return calls from a real cuckoo bird.

Beha Exotic, and other exotic clocks are by far the most desired by collectors. They represent the pinnacle of craftsmanship from the Black Forest.

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A magnificent and exceptionally rare Beha wall cuckoo. Twin fusee wood plate, and one of only 3 made. The only known example. September 1863: Called a "hersch-faller" or "fallen deer

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This is a Beha 552 Ca 1865 with quail complication. I have another with the same carving shown in the photos., but it's a wall clock with a double fusee. This is the only example of a 552 I have ever seen with triple fusee and quail. Its a massive clock. about 30" tall. Solid walnut.

A beautiful match to my wall clock.

Carved by Peter Wehrle.

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Beha No.570. 8 day double fusee table cuckoo, "herrenhausle" A loose translation for early Bavarian = "Waiting house" or "Mens house" A hotel I think. 30" tall.

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(The BEHA No.929) September of 1875 Johann Baptiste made this magnificent Gothic cathedral wall clock. A 3 train, 2 weight, dual automation MONK & CUCKOO clock.

This clock strikes the hours with the normal cuckoo, and 3 times a day it strikes the Angelus. the catholic call to prayer at 6am noon, and 6pm. the monk emerges and raises his arms and pulls the rope and rings the (working) nickel plated brass bell in the tower, while twin strike hammers beat the 2 different sized gongs. (simulating the bells of the cathedral)

The cuckoo is about double the size of a normal one, and this clock is in GORGEOUS condition. To date there are only 2 examples known with the actual working bell in the top. Very few surviving examples of this clock are known. This was not a catalog offering.

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Antique Cuckoo Clocks .org is waiting to hear from you!

I buy and sell rare and unusual Black forest clocks and cuckoo clocks.
Cuckoo, quail, monks, trumpeters, soldiers, etc, etc..
I especially like painted cuckoo clocks.
I will want to buy more always.
thanks.
Jeff Richards

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Antique Cuckoo Clocks .org is waiting to hear from you!

The Following items are for sale!

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