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    Sale 7604

    Important Clocks and Marine Chronometers

    1 July 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 5

    A Swiss silver and enamel timepiece with alarm and singing bird box

    THE CASE ATTRIBUTED TO CHARLES-ARMAND MARGUERAT, THE CLOCK MOVEMENT BY ANGELUS, GENEVA. CIRCA 1925

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    A Swiss silver and enamel timepiece with alarm and singing bird box
    The case attributed to Charles-Armand Marguerat, the clock movement by Angelus, Geneva. Circa 1925
    The clock case with blue enamel surround decorated with delicate butterflies, engine-turned sides and supported on square engine-turned columns, the gilt Arabic dial with subsidiary 24 hour alarm disc and blued steel Breguet hands, twin barrels movement with cut bi-metallic lever balance, the top plate stamped ANGELUS NO.600 GENÈVE, the enamelled silver bird box with manual trip slide to the front and decorated with gilt chinoiserie designs against a blue background, conforming enamel cover opening to reveal a singing bird with moving beak and wings; original fitted gilt-tooled leather travel case, winding key
    5¾ in. (14.5 cm.) high


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    A similar Swiss timepiece in a silver and guilloché enamel case with singing bird box sold Bonhams Knightsbridge, Fine Mechanical Music, Automata, Dolls, Teddy Bears, Toys, Trains, Toy Soldiers and Figures, 20 November 2007, lot 40, and another in a silver and black enamel case with singing bird box sold Bonhams Knightsbridge, Mechanical Musical Instruments, 19 March 2008, lot 37.

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