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Auction archive: Lot number 40

A coin-operated triple-singing birds-in-cage, by Reuge,

Estimate
£0
Price realised:
£2,250
ca. US$3,557
Auction archive: Lot number 40

A coin-operated triple-singing birds-in-cage, by Reuge,

Estimate
£0
Price realised:
£2,250
ca. US$3,557
Beschreibung:

from elements circa 1880 and later, using Reuge electric motor conversion, the four cam stack for three movements to each bird from period four-pillar movement, the birds in typical Reuge profile, with the first perched on brass T bar with red head, light grey feathered plumage, flanked by two smaller birds upon mustard yellow velvet covered base in soft red with highlights in white and light red respectively, under large rectangular domed cage with boss and hoop top, coin entry chute to accept quarter coins to front, the gilt gesso base with canted-corners, floral appliqués and raised acanthus leaf moulded frieze, coin drawer to right-hand side, crank spindle hole still present on left-hand side, 110/220v selector switch underside - 25.1/2in. (65cm) high

Auction archive: Lot number 40
Auction:
Datum:
9 Nov 2011
Auction house:
Bonhams London
London, Knightsbridge Montpelier Street Knightsbridge London SW7 1HH Tel: +44 20 7393 3900 Fax : +44 20 7393 3905 info@bonhams.com
Beschreibung:

from elements circa 1880 and later, using Reuge electric motor conversion, the four cam stack for three movements to each bird from period four-pillar movement, the birds in typical Reuge profile, with the first perched on brass T bar with red head, light grey feathered plumage, flanked by two smaller birds upon mustard yellow velvet covered base in soft red with highlights in white and light red respectively, under large rectangular domed cage with boss and hoop top, coin entry chute to accept quarter coins to front, the gilt gesso base with canted-corners, floral appliqués and raised acanthus leaf moulded frieze, coin drawer to right-hand side, crank spindle hole still present on left-hand side, 110/220v selector switch underside - 25.1/2in. (65cm) high

Auction archive: Lot number 40
Auction:
Datum:
9 Nov 2011
Auction house:
Bonhams London
London, Knightsbridge Montpelier Street Knightsbridge London SW7 1HH Tel: +44 20 7393 3900 Fax : +44 20 7393 3905 info@bonhams.com
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