Automaton, vintage whistling songbird, Birdcage - Brass - First half 20th century

Description
Automaton, vintage whistling songbird, Birdcage - Brass - First half 20th century
France

Superb and rare automaton representing a small coloured bird singing several tunes (3 or 4 different ones), in its gilt brass cage, from the first part of the 20th century.
This automaton is in good overall condition.
It works perfectly, the reassembly is done underneath, interlocking system on the side, see pictures. Stamped Made in France.
The plumage of the bird is original.
Very good condition, some missing feathers on the bird.

https://youtu.be/zFP5-gf4Yco

Lot details
Object
Automaton, vintage whistling songbird, Birdcage
Material
Brass
Designer/ Artist
Probably Bontems
Estimated Period
First half 20th century
Country of Origin
France
Condition
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
Dimensions
29×16.2×16.2 cm
Weight
1320 g
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