Lot No. 154 (90th Auction)
Swiss, 100 x 67 x 38 mm, circa 1860

A singing bird box with original case and original winding key
Case: tortoiseshell, florally engraved oval silver plaque to the centre revealing the singing bird, slide for opening the cover, back with folding panel to conceal the key compartment. Automaton mechanism: rectangular, full-plate, rounded pillars, bellows, bird with moving beak, wings and tail in front of a pierced and engraved gilt plate.
Estimate  6,000 - 7,000 €

Price Realised  5,400 €
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