Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Feb 26, 2012

LOT 360

GRIESBAUM SINGING BIRD BOX Karl Griesbaum, Germany. Made circa 1950. Fine, gilt-brass singing bird box. Accompanied by a Griesbaum bird-form key.

HKD 20,000 - 30,000

USD 2,500 - 4,000 / EUR 2,000 - 3,000

Sold: HKD 43,750

C. Rectangular with applied fi ligree scroll decoration. M. Singing bird movement: going barrel, rectangular belows, 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 slide in the side of the case. Dim. 106 x 69 x 47 mm.

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Grading System
Grade: A


Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense