Mechanical Birds and Singing Bird Boxes

Singing bird cage with three birds

    Singing bird cage with three birds

    France, Paris

    Circa 1870

    Bontems, Blaise

    Wood, metal, fabric (velvet); lathe

    Movement is started with a key and activated by a lever. While singing, the birds open their beaks and move their tails.

    Инв.1905/ММП