Sèvres Porcelain-Mounted Bird Cage Music Box
Sèvres Porcelain-Mounted Bird Cage Music Box Sèvres Porcelain-Mounted Bird Cage Music Box Sèvres Porcelain-Mounted Bird Cage Music Box Sèvres Porcelain-Mounted Bird Cage Music Box Sèvres Porcelain-Mounted Bird Cage Music Box
Sèvres Porcelain-Mounted Bird Cage Music Box

Sèvres Porcelain-Mounted Bird Cage Music Box

  • This Sèvres porcelain-mounted music box contains a diminutive automaton bird
  • The brightly hand-feathered bird moves as it "sings" its sweet tune
  • Residing in its gilded cage, this automaton bird is a true delight
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Item No. 30-9811
$28,850
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A mechanical bird sings in its gilded cage in this exceptionally rare French automaton. Combining outstanding artistry with mechanical genius, the gilt brass cage is mounted with hand-painted porcelain panels attributed to Sèvres. A singing bird mechanism is perched at the cage's center. The figure is hand-crafted with genuine hummingbird feathers, which are known for their vivid color and iridescent qualities.

A turn of the key brings this charming creation to life as it bursts into its birdsong while moving its beak, head and tail feathers to the rhythm of the tune. French singing bird automatons exhibiting this superior level of detail and design are extremely rare, especially those incorporating porcelain from the greatest manufacturer of French porcelain, Sèvres.

Circa 1880

8" wide x 8" deep x 18 1/2" high
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Period: 19th Century
Origin:France
Type:Bird Boxes
Material:Bronze
Depth:8.0 Inches
Width:8.0 Inches
Height:18.5 Inches
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