27 November 2007
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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