A gilt metal singing bird box, by Bontems, circa 1890,
Lot 25
A gilt metal singing bird box, by Bontems, circa 1890,
Sold for £1,620 (US$ 2,722) inc. premium
Lot Details
A gilt metal singing bird box, by Bontems,
circa 1890,
with going-barrel movement, the bird with turquoise, electric blue and dark brown feathered plumage, moving bone beak, wings and tailfeather to continuous birdsong, rising through pierced and tooled gilt grille, in gilt case with silver-plated engraved lid of birds on a flowering branch, shaped indent corners, chased with geometric floral decoration finished with repeating mitre frieze, underside with patterned wave-line ground, hidden key compartment at rear and start/stop front-right, with a period key – 3.3/4in. (9.5cm) wide
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