A contempary singing bird box by Reuge of Switzerland. No. 2762
Going barrel movement.
When wound and the start/stop button pushed gently, the lid opens with magnificent slow-sweep motion to reveal the perfectly proportioned bird magically rising through the seamless pierced gold grille, with opening and closing polished metal beak, flapping wings, bobbing tailfeather and moving whole body from side-to-side to continuous synchronised birdsong, finishing with the bird disappearing below grille and the slow-sweep lid completing the performance.
The bird with almost full-spectrum colour feathered plumage in light blue, midnight blue, speckled red, salmon pink and brown, highlighted with superb banding of iridescent flashes to wings, tailfeather and bib in tones of green, red and yellow.
Point of interest -
Reuge Music of Switzerland are always to be commended for their attention to design and finishing skill.
Keeping production numbers of singing bird boxes to an exclusive number, box numbers from their early bird box series are superbly made and always in strong demand. Offered here in almost un-operated condition, viewers and interested parties will be delighted with the quality seen and heard.
The birdsong is long-lasting, playing the phases of the birdsong with purpose and sustaining important notes to afford the listener further enjoyment.