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    Sale 7453

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    27 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 68

    A SWISS GILT-METAL SINGING BIRD BOX WITH ENAMEL PLAQUE

    GENEVA, CIRCA 1910

    Price Realised  

    A SWISS GILT-METAL SINGING BIRD BOX WITH ENAMEL PLAQUE
    GENEVA, CIRCA 1910
    octagonal box, the cover, sides and base engine-turned and engraved with foliage and scrolls, a slide on the front right side opening the hinged oval flap enamelled with a view of Château de Chillon with a flowerspray on the inside, and releasing the mechanism of the colourfully plumed bird chirping, moving its beak, rotating on its axis, flapping its wings, the key concealed in the rear hinged key compartment
    3 7/8 in. (98 mm.) wide


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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR