Early 20th Century Mechanical Wind Up French Singing Bird Cage Automaton

 

A brass wire cage with knob finial and loop handle; set on a slivered brass base with an ornate repousse. The whole supported by three turned brass feet; the interior has 2 animated manually feathered singing birds raised on a leafy perch on the floor of the cage. Through a fixed key wind at the bottom of the cage.. In very nice working condition with vibrant sound and brisk motion. The birds take turns whistling and move their heads. The tails have a little loss of plumage.

 

Estimated Period; 1950-1974

 

Height: 11 in. (27.94 cm)Diameter: 6 in. (15.24 cm)

 

Early 20th Century Mechanical Wind Up French Singing Bird Cage Automaton

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