Bontems Musical bird box. 1880s vintage. As the bird sings, he turns from side to side, flaps his wings, moves his tail, and opens and closes his beak. A very high quality bird box of its day. Case is pure tortoise shell. Has hand engraved metal top lid. Ivory beak. Feathers on bird are real bird feathers. Works beautifully. Bird sings several different song verses. Approx Dimensions: side to side = 3-7/8", front to rear = 2-1/4", top to bottom = 1-1/4". Winds on the bottom. A magnificent piece.
Item number: 248
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