• 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 9

    A TORTOISESHELL AND GILT-METAL SINGING-BIRD BOX

    CIRCA 1900

    Price Realised  

    This lot is offered without a reserve

    A TORTOISESHELL AND GILT-METAL SINGING-BIRD BOX
    CIRCA 1900
    The rectangular tortoiseshell box with gilt-metal panel engraved with bird and butterfly, opening to reveal a bird with colored plumage, hinged back panel, apparently unmarked
    3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) long


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    This lot is offered without reserve.
    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.