07-10-2010 07-10-2010
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2513 Boston
July 10, 2010 10:00 AMCalender
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Enamel and Gilt-metal Singing Bird Box

$3,911$3,300
Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2513 Location: Boston Date / Time: July 10, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Enamel and Gilt-metal Singing Bird Box, late 19th/early 20th century, maker's mark K.G., rectangular, the top with ovoid lid enameled with a scene of a courting couple and attendant, on landscape ground with sheep, the sides with small landscape roundels on cobalt blue ground, and with white enamel banding throughout, the bird with red, black, and iridescent green feathers, wd. 4, dp. 2 5/8, ht. 2 in.
Estimate $1,500-2,000

maker's mark K.G. bird on a branch. numbered 679 to edge of underside of base. bird with one eye missing, and loss to other. key present.