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Auctioneers Dr. Crott 90th Auction

373 372 German, 102 x 65 x 45 mm, circa 1930 A very fine gold enamel singing bird box “The gift” with original winding key Case: silver, rectangular, the top and sides engine-turned and translucent cobalt blue enamelled, engraved silver mountings, on the front side a slide to reveal the bouncy feathered automaton; top with an oval lid multi- coloured painted with a pastoral scene against an engine-turned and translucent enamelled background. Automaton mechanism: rectangular, full-plate, bellows, bird with moving wings and tail in front of a pierced and engraved brass plate. 德國 — 極精緻的黃金琺瑯鳥鳴音樂盒”The gift”,附原廠鑰匙 39474 C: 2 M: 2, 41, 51 6.000 - 8.000 EUR 7.500 - 10.000 USD 60.000 - 80.000 HKD “VSH”, Germany, 102 x 66 x 46 mm, circa 1900 A rare singing bird box with “repoussé” decoration - with original winding key Case: sterling silver, rectangular box on four decorated feet, sides with repoussé decoration: birds and acanthus ornamentation. Lateral device for activating the automaton; top with oval plaque in the centre showing musical instruments. Automaton mechanism: rectangular, full-plate, bellows, bird with moving beak, wings and tail in front of a pierced and engraved silver plate. “VSH” 德國 — 罕見的浮雕藝術鳥鳴音樂盒,附原廠鑰匙 39453 C: 2 M: 2, 41, 51 2.500 - 4.000 EUR 3.200 - 5.000 USD 25.000 - 40.000 HKD

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