A late vintage double singing birds in cage, by Reuge
second half 20th century
With intermittent and continuous action settings,
The perfect accompaniment to any interior...
When wound with crank winding handle, the start/stop lever from underside may be selected either continuous, where the smaller lower bird sings the first phrase, the larger perched bird the second, back to the first for the third and then the perched again for the fourth and longest phrase, all the while both heads turn slightly and beaks open and close whilst tailfeathers bob when singing in synchronicity. Both birds, when the other is singing, will move heads. Intermittent feature will allow a full 10 second silence and pause of all action and sound for a superb natural element.
The perched bird with charcoal grey layered plumage with salmon pink highlights to head and wing tips, the smaller bird in rust-red with cream and brown highlights, brass T bar brass perch decorated with green silk ivy leaves and trails with a couple of berries, on red velvet covered base, under square domed canter-corner cage with large hoop and boss top, the base of gold toned gesso, raised detail of flowers and leaves to panel centres with an attractive stylised acanthus leaf frieze. On four black feet.
Size - 20in. high, 9.1/2in. square - (51 x 24 x24cm)
Point of Interest -
Looking for the ideal finishing touch for any interior, traditional or contempary?
Look no further, as if some of the earlier antique examples of singing birds in cages wont fit the bill, you may be assured that this one will.
The intermittent feature will really set the tone of nature, with a full 10 seconds between each phrase and coupled with this either sitting on a table in the centre of the room, or perhaps hanging proudly in one corner, the shape, the look and of course, the sound will aid the three-dimension which you may seek.
Swiss genius and Swiss reliability for universal appreciation.