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    Sale 2627

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    3 December 2008, Hong Kong

  • Lot 3414

    SWISS

    AN INTERESTING GILT BRASS SINGING BIRD BOX

    UNSIGNED, CIRCA 1900

    Price Realised  

    SWISS

    AN INTERESTING GILT BRASS SINGING BIRD BOX
    UNSIGNED, CIRCA 1900

    Brass fusée movement with pin barrel, rectangular box engine-turned throughout, foliage decoration to the borders on each side panel and top, centred by a daisy motif, the hinged lid with an oval musical motif, when activated opening to reveal a singing bird, decorated in colourful plumage, rotating on its axis, flapping its wings and opening and closing its beak, unsigned
    Dimensions: 97 x 63 x 39 mm.


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    US$2,000-3,000
    EUR1,500-2,300