Black Forest Cuckoo Clock Christmas Ornament
32202 Merck Family's Old World Christmas
This ornament is retired
Size: 4" to top of hanger.
Free Gift Box Included
Hang Tag: The Cuckoo Clock s origins date back to the early 1600s in the Black Forest region of Europe when people carved intricate wooden clocks during the snowbound winter months. In 1738, Franz Ketterer made the first Cuckoo Clock with the little bird behind a small door that opened to let the bird call out the hour and half hour.
Each figural glass ornament produced for The Merck Family's Old World Christmas is hand crafted in age-old tradition using the same techniques that originated in the 1800's. Molten glass is mouth-blown into finely carved molds available only to the Merck Family's Old World Christmas, before a hot solution of liquid silver is poured inside. The ornaments are then hand-painted and glittered in a series of labor-intensive steps to achieve the beautiful creations.