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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces.

Hong Kong, October 27, 2018

LOT 331

KARL GRIESBAUM DOUBLE SINGING BIRD BOX, SILVER

Silver (925), key-winding, horizontal oval-shaped, double singing bird box The oval box chiselled and engraved with floral motif; oval bird covers decorated en suite with musical attributes.

Brand Karl Griesbaum

Year Circa 1950-1960

Caliber Rectangular (150 x 60 mm) brass, with going barrel, bellows and cams; the revolving birds with moving wings, beak and tail, controlled by two cams mounted beneath the barrel wheel

Accessories Silver winding-key (in the shape of a bird)

Dimensions 180 x 100 x 50 mm.

Signed Movement

HKD 70,200 - 105,300

CHF 8,800 - 13,200 / USD 9,000 - 13,500

Sold: HKD 115,000


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense


Notes

Griesbaum, Karl (1872-1941) The firm Griesbaum was founded in 1905 in Germany, in the Black Forest, in Triberg (Baden-Wurttemberg), by Karl Griesbaum (1872-1941). He is the son of Mathias Griesbaum, a clockmaker. Mathias studied clockmaking in Furtwangen, pursued commercial studies in Karlsruhe, as well as in Switzerland. The most typical items of the Griesbaum House are probably their snuff-boxes with a singing bird, particularly those made in a style reminiscent of the traditional German silversmiths of earlier centuries, but also their boxes with two singing birds and those serving as boxes for cigarettes.