ANTIQUE BONTEMS DOUBLE SINGING BIRDS IN A CAGE COIN OPERATED
Height: 22 inches / 56 cm
Width: 9½ inches / 24 cm
Depth: 9½ inches / 24 cm
Stock number: GB9781/0818
A lovely penny in the slot double singing birds in cage, the brass cage contains two birds with mustard yellow, dark green, black and grey feathered plumage, natural beaks and black glass eyes with a gilt metal slot for you to insert your 1d, allowing the birds to sing their song whilst taking turns to open and close their beaks, bob tailfeathers and turn heads from side to side. They sit inside a square cage with a domed top with a hoop on a gilt gesso base with a drawer for collection of the coins, these singing birds were made for use in shops and therefore had a very hard life which makes surviving examples very rare.