This is one of the prettiest case styles that Reuge crafted. The gold gilt case has a gorgeous lapis lazuli effect finish that really catches your eye. The original bird is highly colorful boasting iridescent red, green, blue and yellow hummingbird feathers. Hummingbird feathers present themselves differently depending upon the light source and viewing angle and pictures never capture the full beauty.
I fully serviced (cleaned, adjusted, lubricated) the mechanical movement so this singing bird box operates perfectly. This bird box has Reuge's "soft close lid" and the birdsong is also slightly softer and more lifelike than most. This item naturally has some patina and signs of use.Please zoom in on the HD quality photos so you can more than the naked eye will ever see. 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 REUGE SINGING BIRD BOX BIRD AUTOMATON MUSIC BOX (WATCH THE VIDEO)" is in sale since Thursday, October 18, 2018.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Music Boxes\1970-Now". The seller is "singingbirdbox" and is located in Saint Paul, Minnesota. This item can be shipped worldwide.