Antique Sterling Guilloche Singing Bird Box Automaton Music Box (watch Video)

Mar 30
2018
Antique Sterling Guilloche Singing Bird Box Automaton Music Box (watch Video)


Antique Sterling Guilloche Singing Bird Box Automaton Music Box (watch Video)


Antique Sterling Guilloche Singing Bird Box Automaton Music Box (watch Video)


Antique Sterling Guilloche Singing Bird Box Automaton Music Box (watch Video)


Antique Sterling Guilloche Singing Bird Box Automaton Music Box (watch Video)


Antique Sterling Guilloche Singing Bird Box Automaton Music Box (watch Video)


Antique Sterling Guilloche Singing Bird Box Automaton Music Box (watch Video)


Antique Sterling Guilloche Singing Bird Box Automaton Music Box (watch Video)


Antique Sterling Guilloche Singing Bird Box Automaton Music Box (watch Video)


Antique Sterling Guilloche Singing Bird Box Automaton Music Box (watch Video)


Antique Sterling Guilloche Singing Bird Box Automaton Music Box (watch Video)


Antique Sterling Guilloche Singing Bird Box Automaton Music Box (watch Video)



Full item description text is below the video. The video may not play on all platforms so I also included a YouTube video link beneath the first video file. Video will open in a new window. ANTIQUE GOLD GILT, SOLID STERLING SILVER. 930 AND GUILLOCHE SINGING BIRD BOX (CIRCA LATE 1800’s / early 1900’s). The guilloche tooling is amazing on this bird box and offers the illusion of zigzag patterns when in fact, the guilloche tooling is a series of wavy radial lines. It is very cool. The case is well crafted and in outstanding condition. The bird is highly colorful boasting a blue, green and red iridescent hummingbird feathers. Iridescent feathers present themselves differently depending upon the light source and viewing angle. I tried to capture the beauty of this bird using different angles in my video but cameras never do these feathers justice. This was crafted by the enigmatic German singing bird maker OMM. The OMM firm worked closely with Karl Griesbaum when Karl was first starting to craft singing bird boxes and also joined efforts with the Swiss firm of Raymy later on. OMM bird box movements always have the governor fan positioned to the rear and they are uncommon. I fully serviced (cleaned, adjusted, lubricated) the mechanical movement so this singing bird box operates perfectly. I also restored the bird using brand new parts. Buyers should be cautious when purchasing an antique singing bird box – always insist on seeing a photo of the mechanical movement for any singing bird box described as “antique”. This significantly impacts both current value and future value appreciation. The bird animates perfectly as follows: wings flap up/down, beak opens/closes, tail flutters up/down, bird turns left/right all the while singing to a beautiful oscillating bird song that is synchronized to the bird animation. PLEASE EXPLORE MY OTHER LISTINGS. CONSULTATIONS ARE FREE AS I ENJOY SHARING WHAT I KNOW. Troy Duncan, CPA, retired. The item “ANTIQUE STERLING GUILLOCHE SINGING BIRD BOX AUTOMATON MUSIC BOX (WATCH VIDEO)” is in sale since Monday, March 19, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Music Boxes\Pre-1900″. The seller is “singingbirdbox” and is located in Saint Paul, Minnesota. This item can be shipped worldwide.

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