• Important Silver and Objects o auction at Christies

    Sale 2209

    Important Silver and Objects of Vertu Including the Inventory of Marks Antiques of London

    22 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 16

    A GERMAN GILT-METAL SINGING-BIRD BOX

    20TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    This lot is offered without a reserve

    A GERMAN GILT-METAL SINGING-BIRD BOX
    20TH CENTURY
    Shaped rectangular, the cover, base and sides with birds amid rococo scrollwork, the oval cover opening to reveal a bird with colored plumage, the back with hinged compartment, apparently unmarked
    4 in. (10.1 cm.) long


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    This lot is offered without reserve.
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