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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces.

Geneva, May 13, 2018

LOT 503

GILT & ENAMEL SINGING BIRD BOX. Fine, gilt-metal and painted enamel singing bird box.

Brand Griesbaum

Year Circa 1960

Dimensions 104 x 67 x 41 mm.

Accessories Winding key

CHF 4,000 - 6,000

HKD 32,000 - 48,000 / USD 4,000 - 6,000

Sold: CHF 4,500


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-8

Good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense


Notes

Griesbaum. Founded in 1905 by Karl Griesbaum (1872-1941) in Triberg, in the Black Forest. The son of Mathias Griesbaum, a clockmaker, Karl began by working in the basement of his home. Karl Griesbaum had five children: Mathias (1902-1974), who was named after his grandfather, Karl Joseph (b. 1916), Amalia, Helena, and Caroline. Mathias studied clock-making in Furtwangen, then pursued commercial studies in Karlsruhe, and later went to Switzerland. The most typical Griesbaum pieces produced during this period were probably their snuff boxes, particularly those made in a style reminiscent of traditional German silversmithery.