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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces.

Geneva, May 13, 2018

LOT 501

ASPREY, GOLD AND ENAMEL EGG SINGING BIRD A fine, impressive and possibly unique, 18k yellow gold, rock crystal and enamel, singing bird box in an egg-shape.

Brand Asprey

Year 1989

Dimensions 16 x 23. 5cm.

Signature hallmarks on Case.

Accessories Winding hole cover, custom made 18k yellow gold winding key

CHF 55,000 - 75,000

HKD 440,000 - 600,000 / USD 55,000 - 75,000

Sold: CHF 62,500

Grading System


Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense


According to our research, this highly impressive and hand-made clock was most likely made as a unique piece for the Prince of Brunei. Mounted on an impressive rock crystal base with a gold and enamel flower mount, the gold, diamond and cloisonné enamel egg opens to reveal an enamel flower arrangement mounted on a gold base. Upon sliding the enamel flower, the singing bird emerges. Made by the best artisans of our time, this possibly unique masterpiece makes its first appearance on the international auction market. According to the consignor, the original retail was around 300'000 Euros.