A gilt metal singing bird box
Lot 119
A gilt metal singing bird box, by Bontems, circa 1900,
Sold for £1,800 (US$ 3,025) inc. premium
Lot Details
A gilt metal singing bird box, by Bontems,
circa 1900,
with going-barrel movement, the bird with clipper blue, dark purple and black feathered plumage and iridescent green highlights, rising through finely tooled gilt grille, in gilt case with the engraved lid bridging main geomatrically decorated top, repeated to the sides in the Rococo style, start/stop slide to front-right - 4.1/8in. (10.5cm) wide
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