1474, enameled over brass to simulate lapis (it is made of many layers of blue lacquer), the oval pop-up lid and trim in gold plated brass. Marked to the underside, Reuge Music Sainte Croix Made in Switzerland. Concealed inside is a miniature bird, covered with colorful hummingbird feathers. When the lid is opened, the bird appears to sing a lovely tune, while moving his beak and flapping his wings.When the birdsong is complete, the tiny creature simply slips back into the box and the lid closes behind it. Movement composed of 250 mechanical pieces, assembled by hand in Reuge workshops in Sainte-Croix, Switzerland. Don't let this truly unique and eye-catching find pass away. Please check my other listings (swiss watches, clocks, etc) HERE. Please view all the pictures carefully as they form an integral part of the description. Any defects not mentioned but visible in the pictures will be considered as described. This is from a smoke-free and pet-free environment. The item "Vintage Swiss Made REUGE Lapis Lazuli Signing Music Bird Box, Ref.
1474, 1980s" is in sale since Sunday, September 2, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Music Boxes\1970-Now". The seller is "grailium" and is located in Genève.
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