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    Sale 1896

    Important Silver And Objects Of Vertu

    26 October 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 2

    A FINE SWISS TWO-COLOR GOLD, ENAMEL, GEM AND PEARL-SET SINGING-BIRD BOX

    THE MOVEMENT MARK OF CHARLES BRUGUIER, GENEVA, CIRCA 1860

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    Estimate

    A FINE SWISS TWO-COLOR GOLD, ENAMEL, GEM AND PEARL-SET SINGING-BIRD BOX
    THE MOVEMENT MARK OF CHARLES BRUGUIER, GENEVA, CIRCA 1860
    Shaped rectangular, with finely chiseled and engraved arabesque decoration, with engine-turned base and sides, the cover applied at the corners with rose gold scrolls with platinum rivets, the hinged cover with diamond-set flowerbasket on a field of blue guilloché enamel, within a border of rose gold set with seed pearls, opening to a pierced grille with feathered automaton bird, the back panel with hinged key compartment, the fusée movement playing six tunes, with key; movement marked C. BRUGUIER GENEVE and numbered 545
    3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    Sotheby's, Geneva, 26 November 1982, lot 159