A German silver singing bird box, for the American market, circa 1920,
Lot 43
A German silver singing bird box, for the American market, circa 1920,
Sold for £1,500 (US$ 2,451) inc. premium

Lot Details
A German silver singing bird box,
for the American market, circa 1920,
with going-barrel movement, the bird with banded feathered plumage in black, two-tone red, orange and yellow, moving metal beak, wings and tailfeather to continuous birdsong, rising through tooled pierced gilt grille, the bird lid with white composition relief panel depicting three dancing putti, the silver body with very heavy relief of further putti playing musical instruments and dancing with floral garlands within the harvest garden, wide lipped base of leaf scrolls, start/stop pull to right-hand side, no key - 4.7/8in. (12.5cm) wide
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