This is a vintage item. There are some minor scratches, stains and surface irregularities that show the passage of time. This item has been overhauled by a specialist, but there is a frequent symptom that after the bird chirps, it gets caught on the lid and does not return to its original position, or even when it does return, it continues to chirp for a while. The symptoms may be alleviated by slightly raising the long edge of the front side toward the front, but please consider the current condition of this item as it is an old item. Please refer to the instruction manual from the store that performed the overhaul. Singing Bird Box Singing Bird Box model 18. Approximately W10.5 x D7 x H4.3 cm. Founded in 1905, Griesbaum began with hand-dug wooden clocks and rose to become one of Germany’s leading manufacturers of high-end music boxes with its precision machine work. This Singing Bird Box, as the name suggests, is a type of music box with a beautiful chirping bird gimmick, model 18, as described in the 1930 product catalog. The heavy brass casing is elaborately decorated, and the elegant appearance of this special item at first glance is striking. When you wind the spring on the bottom and slide the button, a bird with red feathers starts chirping and moving rhythmically. Its singing voice is as lovely as that of a real bird, and it has a mysterious charm that makes you want to rewind it and listen to it over and over again. It is hard to believe that it was manufactured nearly 100 years ago. How about it for your collection? Thank you for your interest in our items! We are happy to convey our Japanese culture and wonderful products to people all over the world! Foreign Buyers – Please Note. Thank you for your understanding. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Music Boxes”. The seller is “japan-culture-market01″ and is located in this country: JP. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Handmade: Yes
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany
- Brand: Karl Griesbaum
- Time Period Manufactured: 1900-1939