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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 11, 2019

LOT 482

TORTOISESHELL SINGING BIRD

Attributed to Griesbaum, Germany. Made circa 1900. Fine, tortoiseshell and gilt metal, singing bird box. Accompanied by a fitted box and key. Rectangular case entirely made of tortoiseshell, gilt metal singing bird box cover engraved with two birds with flower and leaf border. Singing bird movement: going barrel, rectangular bellows, Griesbaum whistle, the bird rotating and moving wings, tail and beak, controlled by a rack and two cams mounted beneath the barrel, gilt brass grille engraved with foliage, activated by a bird-form slide in the side of the case.

Brand Griesbaum

Year circa 1900

Dimensions 100 X 67 X 34 mm

CHF 6,000 - 8,000

HKD 48,000 - 64,000 / USD 6,000 - 8,000

Sold: CHF 7,500


Grading System
Grade: A

Good

Case: 3-8

Good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense