A German silver singing bird box,   case circa 1920, movement post-1950,
Lot 23
A German silver singing bird box, case circa 1920, movement post-1950,
Sold for £1,000 (US$ 1,672) inc. premium
Lot Details
A German silver singing bird box,
case circa 1920, movement post-1950,
with going-barrel movement, the bird with banded multi-coloured feathered plumage in yellow, red and black with iridescent green highlights, moving metal beak, wings and white tipped tailfeather, rising through stamped and pierced grille, in case with high relief scenes of country folk with caged birds, dwellings and trees to all sides and top, the underside with a scene of gambling, dancing and drinking, bird-form start/stop button to front-right, no key, (main train cog with missing teeth, risk of running) - 4in. (10cm) wide
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