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REUGE “Dawn Chorus” signing bird

CHF 2,000


Fine vintage Charles Reuge “Dawn Chorus” burr walnut signing bird automaton box with its original box, recently serviced by Reuge.

Concealed inside is a miniature bird, covered with colorful hummingbird feathers. When the lid is opened, the bird appears to sing a lovely tune, while moving his beak and flapping his wings. When the birdsong is complete, the tiny creature simply slips back into the box and the lid closes behind it.  The box is recently serviced by famous REUGE (Swiss luxury music boxes manufacture). Service papers are included.

Movement composed of 250 mechanical pieces, assembled by hand in Reuge workshops in Sainte-Croix, Switzerland. Real bird feathers.

A truly remarkable work of art and decorative collectible!


Brand Reuge
Model Dawn Chorus
Year Circa 1980s
Movement Hand-winding
Case material Brass, Walnut
Size 12 x 7½ x 4 cm
Features recently serviced
Box/Papers original box, papers


Perfect, fully functional order, minor surface scratches and scuffs through the age. The movement is serviced by Reuge, Switzerland. Original box and service papers are included.


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