Reuge Singing Bird Cage
Gilded bird cage with singing bird. The clockwork mechanism causing the feathered bird to sing melodiously.
Made by Reuge in Switzerland who are famous for their fine Music Boxes, the traditional clockwork and leather bellows power a complex mechanism to produce the song and move the bird with perfect timing and clear birdsong.
Reuge have a justly proud reputation for high quality and this example is in excellent condition with slight fading to the yellow and black feathered bird and some light foxing on the original gilded finish just visible on close inspection. The song and movements are perfect. The intermittent function allows the bird to pause realistically at the end of each phrase of the song.
Height 30cm. Suitable for shelf or hanging by the gilded ring.
These Singing Birds are still made by Reuge in Switzerland today. More information on the Reuge Website
Circa 1980. Serviced and guaranteed by us for two years (UK buyers).