27 November 2013
SWISS. A FINE AND RARE 18K GOLD, ENAMEL AND DIAMOND-SET SINGING BIRD BOX
The brass movement with chain fusée, stacked cams, fly regulator, entirely engine-turned and engraved foliage decorated rectangular box, the cover with chased and engraved acanthus, foliage and blue champlevé enamel over engine-turned ground with scroll decoration, a slide to the front opening the hinged oval cover decorated with royal blue enamel over engine-turned ground set with rose-cut diamonds, opening to reveal a finely pierced and engraved scroll decorated grille and to release the colourfully plumed bird, rotating on its axis, chirping, flapping its wings, wagging its tail, turning its head and opening its beak
90 mm. wide and 30 mm. high.
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