It contained leather bellows and piston whistle assemblies. About 60 years later the bird movement was perfected by the Blaise Bontems workshop in Paris, France.Blaise Bontems (1814 - 1893) was a noted Parisian specialist in the manufacture of automaton singing birds and the first of a dynasty of automaton manufacturers, which included his son Charles Jules and his grandson Lucien. Bontems' birds were famous for the realism of their song. In 1960 Reuge took over Bontems as well as Eschle's production in Germany. The acquisition insured that the 200 year old tradition would be safeguarded.
To this day Reuge continues the manufacture of singing birds, in the traditional manner. Birds are painstakingly feathered by hand and meticulously assembled, piece by piece. 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEED - OVER 2000 FEEDBACK. Item must return in the same condition that we send. Your feedback is very important to us.We are eager to work with our customers. The item "VINTAGE SWISS REUGE SINGING BIRD CAGE MUSIC BOX CAPODIMONTE PORCELAIN MODEL" is in sale since Tuesday, February 28, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Music Boxes\1900-1940". The seller is "collectibles8899" and is located in Fullerton, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.