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Rare and Fine Singing Bird Automaton

Rare and fine singing bird automaton displayed in beautiful neoclassical style gilt bronze cage attributed to Bontems. The complex, 19th century mechanism recreates extremely realistic birdsong via a system of springs, gears, bellows and whistles, as well as automating the movement of the bird.

height
13.5 in.
diameter
7.5 in.

Circa 1880