We take great pleasure in presenting our "Singing Bird Collection."
wall bracket Antique/rose or Gilt/navy
Two Birds or One Bird available
|Around 1780 in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Jaccquet-Droz
invented the mechanical singing bird.
This movement imitates the movements of birds and reproduced the birdsong very authentically. It contains a leather bellows and piston whistle assembly. About 60 years later it was perfected by the Baise Bontems workshop in Paris. In 1960 Reuge took over Bontems, as well as Eschle's production in Germany. In this way tradition has been safeguarded.
To this day Reuge continues the manufacture of singing birds in the traditional manner. Birds are painstakingly feathered by hand. In the antique look with rose velvet or gilt brass with navy velvet, they are delightful!
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|Tiny birds pop up and sing their song.
The imitation lapis or malachite is masterfully created using many layers
of lacquer over brass. Each coat is polished and re-polished
with great care.
The oval boxes have gold plated trim. They too, are finished in lapis or malachite.
Other magnificent options are burl Thuya wood, black lacquer or Paduk (a fine grain mahogony type) wood.
The 925 solid silver is truely beautiful too. A mechanical skeleton clock, on the front of the Gold-plated (on 925 silver) box adds a finishing touch to this classic piece.
|Our transparent box made of crystal with gold-plated brass columns and base has been specially finished to watch-making standards with hand-engraved parts. This is the most fasinating of all. Watch how the movement works. All of the birds flap their wings and move their beaks as they sing their little song for 10 to 12 seconds.|
Incidentally, the little bird song you may hear (if you wait long enough,) that is embedded in this web page, is from a 200 year old, french, original (sorry, it is not for sale.) If you would like to hear it again and you have time to spare, just reload or refresh your page.
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