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A SILVER-GILT AND ENAMEL SINGING-BIRD BOX

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A SILVER-GILT AND ENAMEL SINGING-BIRD BOX
STAMPED C. BRUGUIER NO.144, GENEVA, 19TH CENTURY

OF SHAPED RECTANULAR FORM, THE COVER PAINTED WITH A MEDALION OF ROSES ON BLACK GROUND WITHIN A BLUE ENAMEL SCROLL FRAME ON A PALE BLUE GROUND WITH BLUE FLOWERS, SCALLOPED BORDER AND MATTED GILT RIM, THE INTERIOR OF RED GUILLOCHé ENAMEL WITH A CENTRAL FLOWERSPRAY, THE TOP OF THE CASE WITH BLUE ENAMEL TRELLISWORK IN ENGRAVED ROPEWORK AND BLACK ENAMEL BORDERS, THE SIDES ENGRAVED WITH FLEURS DE LYS AND ENGINE-TURNED PANELS, THE BASE WITH SCROLLING FOLIAGE AND STRAPWORK, WITH HINGED KEY COMPARTMENT IN THE REVERSE AND KEY, STAMPED ON THE MOVEMENT AND ENGRAVED ON THE PLATE 'CHARLES BRUGUIER RUE DE PAQUIS 5 à GENèVE' - 3¾IN. (9.6CM.) LONG
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