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Across the globe, the cuckoo clock is regarded as a symbol of the Black Forest and impeccable German craftsmanship. Starting in the middle eighteenth century, clock masters specialized in creating top quality cuckoo clocks that were known worldwide. The exact origins of the cuckoo clock has never been completely revealed, but the mystique surrounding their existence have made them even more desirable. The very first cuckoo clocks had a painted face and an intricate design.
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During the nineteenth century, the popularity of the cuckoo clock began to grow and soon there were many craftsmen producing cuckoo clocks that became more elaborate with each passing year. As modern advances made time keeping more reliable, the cuckoo clock became not only an artistic craft, but a reliable way to keep time as well. Today the carvings and paintings found on cuckoo clocks is sometimes astounding, and there are cuckoo clocks that are quite expensive and sought after by collectors. It is not uncommon to find cuckoo clocks ranging from the 19th century to the present time up for auction in some of the more upscale auction houses. Cuckoo clocks today feature more than just a simple bird popping out of a door at precise intervals. You can find pairs of cuckoos performing elaborate dances and movements along with an elaborate display of woodcarvings and paintings. You can purchase cuckoo clocks from several sources and you will be able to find a style and design that will express your love of the cuckoo clock and the individuality of the craftsman who created the clock. Prices for cuckoo clocks range from moderate to quite expensive. Quality is always the main concern when shopping for a cuckoo clock. Search your local and online merchants for the cuckoo clock that makes the statement you desire and will leave a lasting impression on all who see it.
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