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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, April 28, 2019

LOT 98

UNSIGNED SINGING-BIRD BOX; GILDED BRASS

Gilded brass, key-winding, horizontal-shaped, singing-bird box. Case stamped and painted, imitating the cloisonné-work, showing foliages and on the lid a couple of birds.

Brand Unsigned

Year circa 1930

Calibre  rectangular (90 x 55 mm.) brass, with going barrel, bellows and cams; the revolving bird with moving wings, beak and tail, controlled by two cams mounted beneath the barrel wheel

Material silver, gilded silver and enamel

Caliber rectangular (90 x 55 mm.) brass, with going barrel, bellows and cams; the revolving bird with moving wings, beak and tail, controlled by two cams mounted beneath the barrel wheel

Dimensions 46 x 111 x 73 mm.

Signature dial and movement

Accessories winding-key

HKD 10,000 - 20,000

CHF 1,250 - 2,500 / USD 1,300 - 2,600

Sold: HKD 18,750


Grading System
Grade: B

Fair

Case: 3-6-8

Good

Slightly oxidized

Slightly scratched

Movement: 4*

Fair

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense