The Private Collection of Theodor Beyer

Hotel Baur Au Lac, Zurich, Nov 16, 2003

LOT 53

Bruguier a Genève, No. 191, circa 1860. Fine tortoiseshell and enamel singing bird box.

CHF 8,000 - 10,000

EUR 5,200 - 6,500 / USD 6,000 - 7,400

Sold: CHF 10,925

C. Rectangular, entirely covered with tortoiseshell, the bird's medallion finely painted on enamel with an Alpine lake scene, florally chased gilt frame, front with gold activation lever. M. Rectangular, 90 x 46 mm, brass, turned pillars, fusee and chain, rectangular bellows, bird moving head and tail, flapping wings, opening beak, eight cams controlling the piston and the bird's beak and tail, two additional ones for the other movements, another one for lifting the cams via a C-shaped lever lifted by a cam set on an additional arbor fitted with a lifting cam, long duration of singing, precision cam-controlled lifting mechanism, gold grill pierced and engraved with floral pattern.Signed on the movement.Diam. 95 x 65 mm.

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Grading System
Grade: A


Case: 3-52


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense