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Rare 1988 Alessi Robert Venturi Cuckoo Clock Kuckucksuhr cucu not corkscrew

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Seller: ellemelody (734) 100%, Location: West Yorkshire, Ships to: Americas, Europe, AU, Item: 172415194006 Brand: Alessi Robert Venturi Sottsass, Style: Modernist Contemporay designer, Details: Rare Robert Venturi Alessi 1988 Cuckoo clock Kuckucksuhr Designed by the world’s most famous Architect- Robert Venturi A very rare Cuckoo Clock, created for Alessi – by one of the world’s most leading architects & designer Robert Venturi This Venturi Cuckoo clock is most probably the best example (due to its fantastic condition) that anyone could hope to find (other than finding a brand new boxed away - never used one) - so would say most would struggle to find one better than this. It’s not new, but obviously from viewing, its condition it can be assumed means it’s spent the majority of its life boxed away - hence the fantastic condition. If you've ever viewed one of these before (which I have), you can tell that this one really has had only very minimal use - this you can tell by the Acorns, body & back + the interior working, as all are A*****. Working condition: It’s in 100% full (tried & tested) working order (a 24hr clock) & the cuckoo sounds as & when it should / on the hour & 1/2 hr (also to mention the cuckoo is in superb condition). This is a hand operated clock - pull down the acorns & swing the pendulum & it then sets off going - every 1/2 to the hour the door opens & cuckoo appears to 'cuckoo'. Box: The clock comes in its original box (again for a collector having an original box is A*** desired ): which includes: all original paperwork: clock instructions, inspection certificates plus original plastic bags for the hardware. Box exterior also has its original label (see photo) but should mention the box has a bit of wear / dents - as can be seen in the photos. Interior of clock It’s in superb condition (looks as good as the day it was made) & the back wood/ door plate/ panel also bears the original Venturi sticker . Exterior of clock: Fantastic condition (most collectors would struggle to find a better example & could only achieve this by finding a never used boxed away item). Any wear or damage, I would describe as: The chain: has in some places lost some gilt/ darkened. Acorns: are in fantastic condition, if you’ve ever seen a used Venturi cuckoo clock - often the Acorns lose their glossy coat, discolour (yellow) & dull down, often with major flecks of paint missing. But this one are I'd say 98% near to original condition - glossy white, with only just a few flecks of paint missing (see photos). Paintwork / roof / sides: Are superb, hardly any blemishes, but should mention as wood is natural - slight expanding of the paint has occured / paint separation is apparent (see roof photos), where it looks like, due to natural movement of the wood - shrinking & contracting (but would like to emphasize when viewing the photos there's been no repairs or parts falling off or about to fall off or re stuck & this is in its original untouched form) . Hopefully any viewers will be able to zoom into the photos to get a closer detailed view (if not I could always send the photos individually if required). A note about postal costs; · This is a heavy item, so please note postal costs will be significantly higher due to the weight. · Plus as a high end priced valuable - post price also reflects insurance costs to cover any loss (I only send fully tracked). · Item can also be collected in person. · I would prefer to post within UK, however I will post overseas – but only fully tracked & insured method & have listed the available posting countries. Please also note if shipping outside EU - custom charges might be applicable & are a buyers responsibilty. Happy bidding

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