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Tortoiseshell Singing Bird Box

Auction:
2314
Lot:
353
Sold for:
$2,115$1,800

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2314
Location:
Bolton
Date / Time :
November 03, 2005 10:00AM

Description:

Tortoiseshell Singing Bird Box, possibly by Marguerat or Flajoulot, with going-barrel movement, the bird with moving beak, wings and perch, in tortoiseshell case with floriate-pierced grille and pressed gilt-metal lid depicting a bird in flight with border garland of flowers, wd. 4 in., (old replacement base-board).
Estimate $1,500-2,000

Keywords

gilt-metal lid, Barnell Bohusk