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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Nov 08, 2020

LOT 360

TORTOISESHELL SINGING BIRD

Attributed to Bontems,Made circa 1900. Fine, tortoiseshell and gilt metal, singing bird box. Rectangular case entirely made of tortoiseshell, the scene painting on enamel on the cover shows a small village by the river and a flower bouquet at the reverse. 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 bird-form slide in the side of the case.

Brand Unsigned

Dimensions 96 X 64 mm

CHF 4,000 - 6,000

HKD 32,000 - 48,000 / USD 4,000 - 6,000

Sold: CHF 8,125


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-8

Good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense