The original bird is highly colorful boasting yellow, blue, red, orange, /gold, white and green feathers. The crisp white soft enamel case adorned with jade effect cabochons and floral scenes set this model apart from others. This was crafted by Eschle in the 1960s before Reuge acquired the company, which is how Reuge entered the singing bird box market and the Eschle mechanism was basically unchanged by Reuge. Reuge continued to make this model and it is one of their prettiest and always highly desirable.Overall cosmetic and mechanical condition is excellent. In summary, this is an early example of one of Reuge's most desirable vintage singing bird box designs.
I fully serviced (cleaned, adjusted, lubricated) the mechanical movement so this singing bird box operates perfectly. The bird animates perfectly as follows: wings flap up/down, beak opens/closes, tail flutters up/down, bird turns left/right all the while singing to a beautiful oscillating bird song that is synchronized to the bird animation. PLEASE EXPLORE MY OTHER LISTINGS. CONSULTATIONS ARE FREE AS I ENJOY SHARING WHAT I KNOW. The item "VINTAGE PRE-REUGE SINGING BIRD BOX AUTOMATON CLOCK MUSIC BOX (WATCH THE VIDEO)" is in sale since Sunday, August 13, 2017.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Music Boxes\1940-1970". The seller is "singingbirdbox" and is located in Saint Paul, Minnesota. This item can be shipped worldwide.