Singing Bird Clock Automaton by Bontems
- Sold for:
- Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2314
- Date / Time :
- November 03, 2005 10:00AM
Singing Bird Clock Automaton by Bontems, the two-train movement by Japy Freres, Roman dial, gilt-brass bezel and countwheel strike on bell, in rocky papier-mache landscape with irredescent beetles, verdure, foliage, glass-twist waterfall, one stationary and four moving birds (two flitting, one bobbing, one flapping wings and moving his head) in blossom tree, on ebonized base containing the going-barrel movement driving pulleys, bellows and seven brass cams, ht. 25 in.