ANTIQUE 3 bird musical clock Bocage Automaton

Dec 05
2017
ANTIQUE 3 bird musical clock Bocage Automaton


ANTIQUE 3 bird musical clock Bocage Automaton


ANTIQUE 3 bird musical clock Bocage Automaton


ANTIQUE 3 bird musical clock Bocage Automaton


ANTIQUE 3 bird musical clock Bocage Automaton


ANTIQUE 3 bird musical clock Bocage Automaton


ANTIQUE 3 bird musical clock Bocage Automaton


ANTIQUE 3 bird musical clock Bocage Automaton


ANTIQUE 3 bird musical clock Bocage Automaton


ANTIQUE 3 bird musical clock Bocage Automaton


ANTIQUE 3 bird musical clock Bocage Automaton


ANTIQUE 3 bird musical clock Bocage Automaton



Probably one of the most beautiful 3 bird clocks anywhere. This was made between 1880 and 1890 by either Phalibois or Bontems. I’m not positive. I bought this in absolutely horrible condition for 2500 dollars, and had it completely restored by a professional. The fifth picture is the original condition. I spent 7000 dollars on the restoration. Plus I bought 5 taxidermied birds from China for 400 dollars which I used 2 of them. I have had it on my mantel piece for well over a year. Everything else had to be worked on. The clock is a two train movement striking hours and halves on a bell. Key for winding birds and clocks are not original. Inside the base is the original music box that plays one enjoyable tune. The top and bottom birds are replacements, The humming bird in the middle is original but restored as well. A lot of the birds mechanics were replaced especially the top bird. That had no linkages at all and we fixed that totally so the top bird is now moving. Also, the crystal that appears to be water was not working as well. The base was totally redone and is amazing. The artistry of the piece is fine. There a three steel plungers on the side… One turns on the music (Pull string also for music box) the other turns on the birds. I have no idea what the third plunger does, but I can’t imagine anything else that needs to be turned on. There is no dome with this clock. Please check out the video. If you are looking for a real piece of history that is beautiful and functional……. If you come to my home you will see a very nice collection of automata. The item “ANTIQUE 3 bird musical clock Bocage Automaton” is in sale since Monday, December 04, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Music Boxes\Pre-1900″. The seller is “blackcastle11″ and is located in Pompano Beach, Florida. This item can’t be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.

  • Country/Region of Manufacture: France
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