Antique large double singing bird-in-cage, by Bontems


Antique large double singing bird-in-cage, by Bontems


Double the fun...
 
When wound and actuation lever set to continuous position, the pair of full taxidermy perched birds take turns to sing the continuous phrases, by opening and closing natural beaks, turning heads and bobbing tailfeathers in perfect synchronicity.  The perched bird, on polished brass T bar perch, the twin perched on base lower down, plumaged in green and brown.
Setting to intermittent, the birds move as continuous, with the song separated into small phrases, with a pause between each phrase at about 18 seconds.
 
 
Point of interest -
 
One of the most popular and pleasing singing bird cage models ever produced, this example is one of those first treasures from Bontems which forced later German makers to copy the design during the mid 20th century.
The movement is compact and reliable, the bird action beautifully executed and the song of high-end melodic phrase for a comforting sound on the ear.
These singing birds-in-cages are the perfect finishing touch to an interior detail, and at nearly 100 years old, built to secure trust in its capacity for long-lasting service.
The magic of Bontems carries on with pride..

 

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Antique large double singing bird-in-cage, by Bontems
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