A tortoiseshell singing bird box,circa 1890
Lot 230Y
A tortoiseshell singing bird box,circa 1890
AU$ 14,000 - 18,000
US$ 13,000 - 17,000
Lot Details
A tortoiseshell singing bird box,
circa 1890
With going-barrel movement, the bird with multi-coloured feathered plumage, moving beak, wings and tail feather to continuous birdsong, rising through finely pierced gilt grille, the lid with enamel landscape scene, in highly polished tortoiseshell case with gold star decoration, with hidden key compartment to rear, start/stop button to front-right, in original red leather travelling case with partial retailers label to top, with key 10cm wide, 6.5cm deep, 3cm high (3.5" wide, 2.5" deep, 1" high)
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