Saturday, July 12, 2008

Beautiful Karl Griesbaum Singing Bird Automaton

Karl Griesbaum Singing Bird Cage Automaton
This is a very nice example of a singing bird automaton by German maker Karl Griesbaum from the 1920s or 1930s.

From the eBay listing:
"Domed brass cage on a circular drum base with original gold finish. The bird, with real feathers of yellow and black, on a T-shaped perch, is posed in a bocage of leaves made of fabric complete with the traditional miniature Black Forest red toadstool. The bird's head swivels, its tail flutters up and down and its beak opens and closes in time to the song which is a complex and long sequence of warbles and trills and whistles like a nightingale."

Here is the eBay listing for the Karl Griesbaum Singing Bird Cage Automaton.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

i have a blue version, but it says made in japan? can any one help know more about this?

November 14, 2010 at 10:43 PM  

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