Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Mar 11, 2012

LOT 116

SILVER SINGING BIRD BOX Attributed to Griesbaum, Germany. Made circa 1950. Fine, rococo-style, silver and painted-onenamel singing bird box. Accompanied by a key.

CHF 8,000 - 12,000

USD 8,700 - 13,000 / EUR 6,500 - 10,000

C. Two-body, serpentine rectangular, cast silver, the sides chased with vignettes of musicians and musical trophies, the top depicting musicians in a woodland setting, the bird cover painted with two cherubs in the clouds, one playing the lute, the other holding the music, birdform activation slide. M. Rectangular brass, going barrel and rectangular bellows, the revolving bird with moving wings and beak, controlled by two cams mounted beneath the barrel wheel, gilt brass grill pierced and engraved with foliage. Dim. 6.8 x 4.0 x 10.6 cm.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

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