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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces.

Hong Kong, October 27, 2018

LOT 328

JACQUES BRUGUIER SINGING BIRD BOX, GILDED SILVER

bellows and cams Gilded silver, enamel, key-winding, horizontal rectangular-shaped, singing bird box The scene painting on enamel on copper on the cover showing a mountain landscape probably inspired by the Dents du Midi in the Chablais Alps in the Swiss canton of Valais.

Brand Jacques Bruguier

Year Circa 1850-1860

Caliber Rectangular (90 x 43 mm) brass, with fusee and chain,

Accessories Original fitted box; winding-key

Dimensions 97 x 60 x 33 mm.

Signed Movement

HKD 200,000 - 280,000

CHF 25,000 - 35,000 / USD 25,600 - 36,000

Sold: HKD 256,250


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3-8

Good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense


Notes

Bruguier, Jacques, Geneva The son of the celebrated Genevan mechanician Charles Bruguier (1788-1862), singing bird box maker. He also worked in Geneva, at first at 6, rue Bonivard, and later at 14, rue du Cendrier, just before taking over his father's workshop and becoming his successor after his death in the early 1860's.