Geneva, May 08, 2022

LOT 271


CHF 8,000 - 14,000

EUR 8,000 - 13,900 / USD 8,600 - 15,100 / HKD 68,000 - 118,000

Sold: CHF 25,000

Very fine, silver-gilt and painted on enamel singing bird box.
Rectangular shaped, engine-turned with a blue champlevé enamelled decoration, the cover with applied silver gilt foliage ornament chiseled in high relief. Gold bird cover enamel panel painted with a flowers bouquet in front and a lake view on the background.

Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-6-8


Slightly oxidized

Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Brand Unsigned, Switzerland

Year Circa 1958

Material Silver

Caliber Rectangular, brass, turned pillars, fusee and chain, rectangular bellows, bird with moving head, fl apping wings, opening beak and tail, eight cams controlling the piston and the bird's beak and tail, two additional for the other movements, long duration of song with natural bird song alternating with a melody, precision cam-controlled lifting mechanism, gilt grille pierced and engraved with foliage.

Dimensions 91 X 61 mm.