Question: I am searching for information about an unusual item purchased by my great-grandfather at a pawn shop during the 1950s. It is a mechanical bird on a branch in a 12 1/2-inch high brass cage with embossed base. The bird sings when a wind-up lever on the cage is pressed. A fancy label pasted on the item's box reads, "Charles Bontems 72 Rue Clery, Paris." Your reply is appreciated. - B.E., Margate
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