S/4080 Antique Treen Italian Souvenir Cuckoo Whistle
An extremely interesting Italian souvenir cuckoo whistle, stylistically carved to resemble a cuckoo with a head, feathers, beak and eyes. The body is inscribed cockoo, Bellagio and dated 1900. It has two holes to change the note and a shaped and flanged mouthpiece to one end, with tiny chip restoration. The whole has a pleasing honey colour and retains a patination.
6 in. (15 cm.) Wide
1¾ in. (4.5 cm.) Diameter Italian Circa 1900