A Singing Bird Automaton In A Brass Cage


Origin: Unknown
Period: Twentieth Century
Provenance: Unknown
Date: c.1950
Height: 29cms
Diameter: 59cms (max)

The bird composed of real feathers, sits in the brass cage accompanied by simulated flowers.  When wound the beautiful chime emanates for sixteen seconds, and the bird rocks back and forth. A pink fringe hangs from the bottom of the cage, concealing four brass feet. The wind underneath displays a maker's mark 'S'.

All we can say is don't turn it on in the dark.