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Object Name Clock, Wall
Catalog Number 1998.19
Collection Timepiece
Other Name quail and cuckoo clock
Date c.1925
Description c.1925
30-hour time and strike brass movement. Cuckoo and quail.
Carved cuckoo clock with characters from Aesop's fable The Fox and the Grapes. A bird on the top crest watches from above as the fox looks up at the grapes from below the dial.
Movement stamped "A. C. Becken & Co. / Germany". Becken was a large Chicago wholesale jeweler.
Maker Maker Unknown
Material Wood, brass, iron
Place of Origin Germany
Notes Accessioned