We are passionate about our Swedish Mora Clocks and we have sourced an unrivalled selection of original 1800s masterpieces for you to choose from. They are very rare now and we search high and low across Sweden to find you the best examples available of this ancient craft. Just pick up the phone now and have a chat about these wonderful pieces with no obligation.
To help you decide which is the right Mora Clock for you, heres a short checklist of things for you to think about.
Do remember though, that your Mora Clock will be your friend for life: at the end of the day, it's an emotional choice. One Mora Clock will just feel right to you regardless of all logical considerations - there will be one clock that just calls to you and thats the one to buy. We have 5 clocks at home and we talk to them all the time - they are like people with distinct personalities. So you never get lonely! They watch over you at night like guardian angels!See our fantastic range of clocks here
Mora Clocks come in heights from 186cm-250cm tall and in every conceivable variation of colour and shape that you can imagine featuring both original and later paint. They tended to be made by individual craftsmen or sometimes cooperatives and so every clock is unique depending on the artistic inspiration of the maker on the day they were conceived. Although the style emanates from the Mora area of Sweden, the name has become generic of the clock styling and you find Mora Clocks that have been made all over Sweden from the period 1800-1880 often using German made clock mechanisms.
The country style Mora Clock is much more simple in execution while those clocks made for the wealthier patrons were far more extravagant with exaggerated detailing, carved embellishments, ornate crowns and gilt painted designs. You can see some lovely examples in our current stock catalogue here.
Colour wise you find them in greys, whites, green, blues, reds and of course the Kurbits Folk Art Polychromatic finishes too. Some have really intricate designs of flowers & birds or handpainted scenes or trompe l'oiel detail.History and Construction of Mora Clocks
We ship in the UK & internationally by specialist antique shippers so EMAIL US or call on 00447958788555 to get a price quote or to ask us questions. We love to talk about our mora clocks so dont be shy.
Dont forget we ship worldwide and have many happy clients with our antique mora clocks in the USA, Canada, France, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, UAE, Germany, UK and Far East.
As standard included in the price, we retrofit each clock with a battery electric clock mechanism fitted for convenience - 99% of our worldwide clients choose this option. There is no damage caused to the clock by removing the original mechanism which is held in place with a single screw bolt.
The Mora Clock still ships with the original mechanism, pendulum and weights if you want them - If you prefer to have the original mechanism cleaned repaired and swing tested so that it ships in working order +£295. If you choose this option, you will need to get a professional set up onsite to get the clock going and it will need to be rewound every 5-6 days.
We can also fit an electric chiming battery mechanism if you want it to chime the hours - this uses a recording of a real chime played back via a small speaker: +£150.
We are open for private viewing 7 days a week by appointment so EMAIL US now to book a viewing.
We love to hear your mora clock stories so tell us why you love them or send us pics of your favorite clock