Swedish Long Case Mora Clocks

What do we know about Mora clocks?A rare Swedish 19th c. hanging Mora wall clock.

Well, we know they were made, at least the clock works, in a town called Mora in the district or province of 19th c. Mora clock returned to original finish.Dalarna, Sweden. We know that they were made as early as the 18th century and that the shapes that are in demand now, the figure eight and the curvaceous female forms, were produced more in the early 19th century. It seems that each province in Sweden used roughly the same internal clock works and a similar set of patterns for their body types, but each came up with a somewhat different variation on the shape or form. While there was little deviation from the standard figure eight or female shapes, there were some that were very thin and tall (northern Sweden) and some wide and overly shapely. These beautiful clocks, quickly becoming a hot commodity on the market today, were sought after even more fervently in their own time.( CLOCKS TO THE LEFT AND RIGHT ARE “SOLD”). Continue reading