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Tortoiseshell Singing Bird Box by Bontems

Auction:
2345
Lot:
554
Sold for:
$3,055$2,600

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2345
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 29, 2006 10:00AM

Description:

Tortoiseshell Singing Bird Box by Bontems, with going-barrel mechanism, bird with iridescent multicolored plumage, moving bone beak, wings, perch and tail, in tortoiseshell case with hinged key compartment, pierced gilt-metal grill and engraved silvered lid depicting birds in flight, wd. 4 in., (old repairs to tortoiseshell).
Estimate $2,000-3,000

Keywords

gilt-metal grill