Rarest Bontems Singing Bird Clock

Mar 29
2018
Rarest Bontems Singing Bird Clock


Rarest Bontems Singing Bird Clock


Rarest Bontems Singing Bird Clock


Rarest Bontems Singing Bird Clock


Rarest Bontems Singing Bird Clock


Rarest Bontems Singing Bird Clock


Rarest Bontems Singing Bird Clock


Rarest Bontems Singing Bird Clock


Rarest Bontems Singing Bird Clock


Rarest Bontems Singing Bird Clock


Rarest Bontems Singing Bird Clock


Rarest Bontems Singing Bird Clock


Late 19th Century Singing Bird Clock Signed Bontems. Signed on case, clock movement and bird movement. An exceptional late 19th century gilt-bronze and champlevee mantle clock with a singing bird by Bontems, no. The bird flaps its wings, rotates its head and body and moves its beak and tail when activated by the clock or manually. The gilt-bronze case depicts a female figure dressed in a flowing gown interacting with a singing bird perched on a decorative dressing mirror. The top portions of the case are extravagantly decorated with champlevee, the shaped base has cast decorative elements and the whole stands on a felt covered ebonized base. The champlevee and gilt-bronze dial has Roman numerals on black cartouches and decorative gilt-bronze hands. The time and strike movement is stamped H&F, Paris. The dome is slightly too high, but fits so well we decided to leave it. The birdsong lasts about 20 seconds per hour or will continuously play on demand. For one of the only other known examples see. For a video of it continuously playing see our YouTube channel. This piece has been completely restored. The item “Rarest Bontems Singing Bird Clock” is in sale since Wednesday, March 28, 2018. This item is in the category “Antiques\Decorative Arts\Clocks”. The seller is “sundialfarmantiqueclocks” and is located in Greenlawn, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.

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