A French gilt brass bird cage automaton, circa 1900

A French gilt brass bird cage automaton, circa 1900

Price: € 9750

Offered by Gude & Meis Antique Clocks



A French gilt brass bird cage automaton, circa 1900 A French gilt brass bird cage automaton, circa 1900 A French gilt brass bird cage automaton, circa 1900 A French gilt brass bird cage automaton, circa 1900

The mechanism

The spring driven mechanism causes the heads and beaks of the birds to move at the rhythm of the whistling. The whistling is produced by small pipes and bellows driven by a spring mechanism. It has two positions of playing. Either continuous or with intervals.

The case

The gilt brass case is surmounted by a suspension ring. One of the two birds is seated on top of a bar, the other on the velvet ground. The annular base is adorned with a high relief of foliate scrolls.

Origin
France
Material
Brons/messing verguld
Signature
Bontems
Reference
100-18
Sizes
52 cm

Offered by

Gude & Meis Antique Clocks

Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 60
1017DH Amsterdam
The Netherlands

+31 (0)20 6129742
http://www.gudemeis.com/

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