Swiss Singing Bird Box by Reuge
Swiss Singing Bird Box by Reuge Swiss Singing Bird Box by Reuge Swiss Singing Bird Box by Reuge Swiss Singing Bird Box by Reuge Swiss Singing Bird Box by Reuge Swiss Singing Bird Box by Reuge
Swiss Singing Bird Box by Reuge
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Swiss Singing Bird Box by Reuge

  • Reuge of Sainte-Croix created this amazing singing bird box automaton
  • The diminutive bird within comes alive moving and singing when activated
  • The exterior features wonderful enameling of exquisite artistry
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This magnificent Swiss singing bird box by Reuge of Sainte-Croix ingeniously blends exquisite enamel artistry with precise mechanical ingenuity. When a key is turned, the tiny door on top opens and a brightly feathered bird rises from beneath a golden stage to chirp a lovely tune while moving his beak and flapping its wings. When the birdsong is complete, the tiny creature simply slips back into the box and the lid automatically closes behind it. Delightful bird boxes, or tabatières, such as this were originally collected by royalty and wealthy noblemen in the 18th century, and are today highly sought after by collectors. A painstaking and costly process requiring the use of hundreds of tiny mechanical components is required to create just one of these elaborately ornamented treasures, and each piece is wonderfully unique.

Marked "Reuge Music / Sainte-Croix / Made in Switzerland"

Mid- 20th century

4 5/8" wide x 2 5/8" deep x 2" high
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Period: 20th Century
Origin:Switzerland
Type:Bird Boxes
Material:Enamel
Depth:2.625 Inches
Width:4.625 Inches
Height:2.0 Inches
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