Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces.

Hong Kong, Mar 18, 2017

LOT 171

GRIESBAUM SINGING BIRD BOX Karl Griesbaum, Germany. Made circa 1950. Fine and attractive, gilt-metal and painted-on-enamel singing bird box. Accompanied by a Griesbaum bird- form key.

HKD 23,500 - 39,000

USD 3,000 - 5,000 / CHF 3,000 - 5,000

Sold: HKD 35,000

Two-body, rectangular with engraved rounded corners, serpentine side panels with painted- on-enamel rural alpine river scenes, set within engraved borders, bird cover painted with a scene of ladies among sheep, the scene continues on the top panel. Rectangular brass, going barrel and rectangular bellows, the revolving bird with moving wings and beak, controlled by two cams mounted beneath the barrel wheel, gilt brass grill pierced and engraved with foliage.

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense