Antique Swiss Reuge Singing Bird Cage Porcelain Capodimonte. My grandmother and my mother bought this on their trip to Switzerland when she was still small. Our family had had this bird cage for a very long time already, its an antique heilroom. The birds beak does move and the bird itself also moves around.
The birds feathers look a bit worn-off. We had someone repair this bird cage many years ago.
When you wind it up, the birds beak moves and the bird moves around, it makes a chirping sound though because of age, it isnt as loud as compared to before. When you go past 5 or 6 winds, the mainspring slides back. I guess its to prevent the mainspring from becoming overwound. The whole mechanism still works anyways.
The pieces of capodimonte got broken before, so we had the pieces put back together a few years ago. The bird cage is 12 inches tall and 6 1/2 inches wide from the base.
Its pretty heavy but light enough for you to hold with just a finger. The item "Antique Rare Swiss Reuge Singing Bird Cage Music Box Automaton Capodimonte" is in sale since Wednesday, January 15, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Music Boxes\1900-1940".The seller is "ashalin_5" and is located in Mandaluyong. This item can be shipped worldwide.