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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Oct 27, 2019

LOT 41

KARL GRIESBAUM SINGING-BIRD BOX IN THE SHAPE OF A JEWELLERY CASKET; SILVER, GILDED SILVER, ENAMEL, TURQUOISES AND PEARLS

Silver, gilded silver, enamel, turquoises and pearls, key-winding, singing-bird box in the shape of a jewellery casket; cabinet with forest-green and green-yellow flinqué enamel (translucent enamel over guilloché engine-turning) panels

Brand Unsigned

Year Circa 1930-1940

Calibre  Rectangular (90 x 60 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 80 x 110 x 150 mm

Signature Dial and movement

Accessories Gilded silver winding-key (in the shape of a bird).

HKD 32,000 - 40,000

CHF 4,000 - 5,000 / USD 4,050 - 5,050

Sold: HKD 52,500


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense