Antique Circus Clown Automaton Crank Music Box, Working, Museum Quality

Apr 17
2018
Antique Circus Clown Automaton Crank Music Box, Working, Museum Quality


Antique Circus Clown Automaton Crank Music Box, Working, Museum Quality


Antique Circus Clown Automaton Crank Music Box, Working, Museum Quality


Antique Circus Clown Automaton Crank Music Box, Working, Museum Quality


Antique Circus Clown Automaton Crank Music Box, Working, Museum Quality


Antique Circus Clown Automaton Crank Music Box, Working, Museum Quality


Antique Circus Clown Automaton Crank Music Box, Working, Museum Quality


Antique Circus Clown Automaton Crank Music Box, Working, Museum Quality


Antique Circus Clown Automaton Crank Music Box, Working, Museum Quality


Antique Circus Clown Automaton Crank Music Box, Working, Museum Quality


Antique Circus Clown Automaton Crank Music Box, Working, Museum Quality


Antique Circus Clown Automaton Crank Music Box, Working, Museum Quality



Antique Circus Clown Automaton Crank Music Box, Excellent Working Condition. Antique German Music Box Automaton. The crank turns easily, and as it does the three clowns move effortlessly, making their music just like they did when they were made over 100 years ago. The clowns on the left and right turn from side to side playing their trombone and guitar while the clown in the center bangs his symbol while the music box plays its cheerful tune. Please view the video below to see and hear this beautiful old piece making its magic. The wooden stand measures 16 1/2 wide, 8 3/8 deep and 2 3/4 tall. The entire piece stands 14 tall. The stand is covered in paper and nailed together. We are not sure of the maker of this piece and there are no markings at all that we could see. We believe it was made in the late 1800s to the very early 1900s. The clowns are composition with some wooden parts underneath. You can see the joints at their hands and feet, this is not damage, only how the clowns were made so that they could move. Their faces were hand painted, the colors are still vibrant and bright. The clown on the right has some water marks on the left side of his clothing and his hat. No other signs of water damage, it looks like it may have been a spill. There paper is flaking in spots, however the wood is sound and the box is sturdy. There are some dirty areas on the clowns clothing. Some areas of paint loss or chips, mostly on the arms, legs, hands and feet. We did our best to show as much as could in the pictures. The pictures and video are an important part of the description so please view them all and zoom in. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. By purchasing this item you agree to the terms listed above. To see the video. The item “Antique Circus Clown Automaton Crank Music Box, Working, Museum Quality” is in sale since Monday, April 16, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Music Boxes\Pre-1900″. The seller is “goatsarejerkstwo” and is located in Marysville, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States.

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Antique Music Box Painting with Clock & Musical Automaton

Apr 16
2018
Antique Music Box Painting with Clock & Musical Automaton


Antique Music Box Painting with Clock & Musical Automaton


Antique Music Box Painting with Clock & Musical Automaton


Antique Music Box Painting with Clock & Musical Automaton


Antique Music Box Painting with Clock & Musical Automaton


Antique Music Box Painting with Clock & Musical Automaton


Antique Music Box Painting with Clock & Musical Automaton


Antique Music Box Painting with Clock & Musical Automaton


Antique Music Box Painting with Clock & Musical Automaton


Antique Music Box Painting with Clock & Musical Automaton


Antique Music Box Painting with Clock & Musical Automaton


RARE & UNUSUAL ANIMATED CLOCK PAINTING We are pleased to offer one of the most unique musical specialty items ever to grace our collection. An oil-on-canvas painting, depicting a typical blacksmith’s shop of the day, with large, life-like animated figures superimposed over the painting. And, as is typical of such tableaux featuring Angelus chimes, there is a church in the scene, incorporating the clock. We have had musical paintings, some with clocks, before, but never with this combination of features. Large tableau with original frame, measuring 36″ wide x 31″ high x 9 deep. 8-tune Swiss music box, with 11.5 cylinder, and original tune card. 8-day clock, with silk-thread suspension, activating the music box on the hour. Weekly Angelus chimes (call to prayers) activated by a separate clock movement. The animation movements are quite large and fascinating to watch: two men forging a horseshoe on an anvil; an assistant pumping the bellows to stoke the furnace; a farrier shoeing a horse; the horse nodding his head and a small dog wagging his tail. The fine Swiss music box is in excellent condition, playing without any broken teeth or damper squeaks. Made in France and dating to about 1870, this is just about the most complex assemblage of components we have ever seen. The clock and Angelus movements may require a bit of adjustment after transport, but otherwise everything should work well “right out of the box”. Please feel free to call me, Raphael Cole, if you have any questions or concerns. Musical Treasures of Miami. 2940 West Lake Vista Circle, Davie, FL 33328. Antique Music Boxes – Clocks – Phonographs. The item “Antique Music Box Painting with Clock & Musical Automaton” is in sale since Thursday, April 12, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Music Boxes\Pre-1900″. The seller is “musicaltreasuresofmiami” and is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.

Swiss Wonderful Gold Silver & Enamel Automaton Bird Box with Fusee

Apr 15
2018
Swiss Wonderful Gold Silver & Enamel Automaton Bird Box with Fusee


Swiss Wonderful Gold Silver & Enamel Automaton Bird Box with Fusee


Swiss Wonderful Gold Silver & Enamel Automaton Bird Box with Fusee


Swiss Wonderful Gold Silver & Enamel Automaton Bird Box with Fusee


Swiss Wonderful Gold Silver & Enamel Automaton Bird Box with Fusee


Swiss Wonderful Gold Silver & Enamel Automaton Bird Box with Fusee


Swiss Wonderful Gold Silver & Enamel Automaton Bird Box with Fusee


Swiss Wonderful Gold Silver & Enamel Automaton Bird Box with Fusee


Swiss Wonderful Gold Silver & Enamel Bird Box with Fusee 3-3/4 x 2-1/4 x 1-1/4 – Key-Wind – C. 1870 R-8 (Rarity on a scale of #1 being very common to #10 being extremely rare) Ultra-rare and important bird box is controlled by a high-grade fusee movement. The bird makes a beautiful singing sound from bellows and rapidly moves both wings while the head turns from side-to-side. The bird is very colorful with natural feathers and an ivory beak. It recesses below a gold filigree frame when the motion work is finished. The box is phenomenal, it features a gold start lever on the side as well as gold flowers, which appear in high relief on the top of the silver box. The mint box is trimmed with fabulous black enameled vine and flower designs, it is fully engraved on the silver top area. Fancy fern and Fleur-de-lis designs are engraved on the silver gilt side edges and the bottom of the box is fully chased with feather swirl and intertwined ribbon patterns. The top is centered by a fabulous polychrome enameled Alpine mountain scene, which is beautifully detailed and near mint. This enameled cover is set in a gold oval frame, which is nicely chased and engraved. A fabulous and rare fusee singing bird box! Swiss Wonderful Gold Silver & Enamel Automaton Bird Box with Fusee – YouTube. Video will open in a new window. We consider any reasonable Best Offers – Please submit your best offers! ABOUT US: Ashland presents the world? S best vintage and pre-owned watches and jewelry online. We offer leading brands such as Vacheron Constantin, Rolex, Patek Phillipe, Breitling and many more. We are delighted to present ongoing sales of luxury watches of all brands and price points, shop master watchmakers such as Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin, Rolex, Cartier and Audemars Piguet. CUSTOMER SERVICE: Contact: Rick Gilbert Hours: 9 – 5 EST, Monday – Friday Address: Ashland Investments Sarasota Arts & Antique Center 640 South Washington Blvd, Suite 200 Sarasota, FL 34236. Please check with your country? We do not mark merchandise values below value or mark items as? – US and International government regulations prohibit such behavior. The item “Swiss Wonderful Gold Silver & Enamel Automaton Bird Box with Fusee” is in sale since Wednesday, April 11, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Music Boxes\Pre-1900″. The seller is “eashland_net” and is located in Sarasota, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.

Antique Silver Guilloche Enamel Diamond Singing Bird Box Automaton, Germany

Apr 15
2018
Antique Silver Guilloche Enamel Diamond Singing Bird Box Automaton, Germany


Antique Silver Guilloche Enamel Diamond Singing Bird Box Automaton, Germany


Antique Silver Guilloche Enamel Diamond Singing Bird Box Automaton, Germany


Antique Silver Guilloche Enamel Diamond Singing Bird Box Automaton, Germany


Antique Silver Guilloche Enamel Diamond Singing Bird Box Automaton, Germany


Antique Silver Guilloche Enamel Diamond Singing Bird Box Automaton, Germany


Antique Silver Guilloche Enamel Diamond Singing Bird Box Automaton, Germany


Antique Silver Guilloche Enamel Diamond Singing Bird Box Automaton, Germany


Antique Silver Guilloche Enamel Diamond Singing Bird Box Automaton, Germany


Antique Silver Guilloche Enamel Diamond Singing Bird Box Automaton, Germany


Absolutely beautiful antique c. 19th Century Sterling Silver, Guilloche Enamel and Rose-cut Diamond German made decorative collectible Singing Bird Box. All around panels in gorgeous sky blue enamel over wave guilloche pattern. Decorative silver gilt borders, flower head motifs and rose-bud motifs. The pop-up lid depicts is set with a pale blue guilloche enamel plaque with applied decorative silver gilt motif withing a an oval bezel encrusted with rose-cut diamonds. The lid opens to reveal a pierced and engraved scroll decorated grill and to release the black feathered plumed bird with a silver beak, rotating on its axis, chirping and flapping its wings. The front of the box features an activation sliding mechanism also encrusted with rose-cut diamonds. The winding mechanism is located on the bottom of the box and comes with original winding key designed as a bird. The box stands on four feet spherical feet. The bottom of the box hallmarked: Sterling, 935, German hallmarks and maker’s mark. Bird box is accompanied by original hard storage case/box. A truly remarkable work of art and decorative collectible! The bird mechanism works well. The bird box is in excellent condition with a few minor patina stains on silver. Enamel is in superb condition without any damages. The outer storage case has visible signs of wear on the outside and lining tears on the inside (see photos). Video is available upon request! All measurements are approximate: 4 3/8 (11.2 cm) side to side, 3 (7.4 cm) front to back, 4 1/8 (5.3 cm) tall including feet. Gross Weight: 714 grams. Video is available upon request. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. ALL QUESTIONS WILL BE ANSWERED WITHIN 24 HOURS. PLEASE ASK ALL QUESTIONS. TO SUBMITTING AN OFFER. Please review the pictures, as they are part of the description. We photograph each piece very well and note any major damages or significant wear. We will do our best to resolve the issue promptly. The item “Antique Silver Guilloche Enamel Diamond Singing Bird Box Automaton, Germany” is in sale since Saturday, April 14, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Music Boxes\Pre-1900″. The seller is “fashflair” and is located in Forest Hills, New York. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Canada, Australia.

  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany

19th c. BONTEMS FRENCH AUTOMATON DOUBLE SINGING BIRD CAGE MUSIC BOX, 21 TALL

Apr 12
2018
19th c. BONTEMS FRENCH AUTOMATON DOUBLE SINGING BIRD CAGE MUSIC BOX, 21 TALL


19th c. BONTEMS FRENCH AUTOMATON DOUBLE SINGING BIRD CAGE MUSIC BOX, 21 TALL


19th c. BONTEMS FRENCH AUTOMATON DOUBLE SINGING BIRD CAGE MUSIC BOX, 21 TALL


19th c. BONTEMS FRENCH AUTOMATON DOUBLE SINGING BIRD CAGE MUSIC BOX, 21 TALL


19th c. BONTEMS FRENCH AUTOMATON DOUBLE SINGING BIRD CAGE MUSIC BOX, 21 TALL


19th c. BONTEMS FRENCH AUTOMATON DOUBLE SINGING BIRD CAGE MUSIC BOX, 21 TALL


19th c. BONTEMS FRENCH AUTOMATON DOUBLE SINGING BIRD CAGE MUSIC BOX, 21 TALL


J & L Antiques NY is located in historic Hyde Park, New York 12538. We feature quality furnishings and accessories from the Rococo, Victorian and Renaissance periods. Our inventory is changing weekly, so please check back regularly to see new items added. 21 tall BONTEMS French 19th c. Automaton double bird cage music box, base is 12 in diameter. The small bird has feathers missing. It’s in good working condition. Please note that antiques are not new and may have some bumps and bruises from age and use, this adds to the charm and character and shows it’s history. Please feel free to contact me regarding any questions or concerns you may have and if additional pictures are required. The item “19th c. BONTEMS FRENCH AUTOMATON DOUBLE SINGING BIRD CAGE MUSIC BOX, 21 TALL” is in sale since Friday, March 23, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Music Boxes\Pre-1900″. The seller is “jnlantiquesny” and is located in Hyde Park, New York. This item can be shipped to United States.

  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States

Antique Silver Guilloche & Enamel Singing Bird Box Automaton (watch Video)

Apr 08
2018
Antique Silver Guilloche & Enamel Singing Bird Box Automaton (watch Video)


Antique Silver Guilloche & Enamel Singing Bird Box Automaton (watch Video)


Antique Silver Guilloche & Enamel Singing Bird Box Automaton (watch Video)


Antique Silver Guilloche & Enamel Singing Bird Box Automaton (watch Video)


Antique Silver Guilloche & Enamel Singing Bird Box Automaton (watch Video)


Antique Silver Guilloche & Enamel Singing Bird Box Automaton (watch Video)


Antique Silver Guilloche & Enamel Singing Bird Box Automaton (watch Video)


Antique Silver Guilloche & Enamel Singing Bird Box Automaton (watch Video)


Antique Silver Guilloche & Enamel Singing Bird Box Automaton (watch Video)


Antique Silver Guilloche & Enamel Singing Bird Box Automaton (watch Video)


Antique Silver Guilloche & Enamel Singing Bird Box Automaton (watch Video)


Antique Silver Guilloche & Enamel Singing Bird Box Automaton (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. The sky blue enamel case is absolutely amazing and the enamel is perfect (no damage or repairs). Gorgeous hypnotic effect guilloche tooling, solid gold appliques and engravings adorn this exquisite case. The case is solid sterling silver, gold gilt and is hallmarked. This was crafted by a rather uncommon singing bird box maker, OMM, in the late 1880’s/early 1890’s. OMM helped Karl Griesbaum establish his factory in the early 1900s. The guilloche designs beneath the enamel are exceptional and the gorgeous enamel color presents differently depending upon the viewing angle and light source. The same hold trues for the iridescent nature of the hummingbird feathers. True fired enamel with expertly applied gold appliques is very rare and this case is superb in every respect. The bird is one nicest you will find on a going barrel bird box with brilliantly colored iridescen feathers (pink, red, green, blue and gold). 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. The original solid brass and pinned mechanical movement is also in excellent condition and was just fully restored, including the bellows. OMM movements are different than most with a very long and rear positioned governor fan. This movement is exceptionally sturdy. In summary, this is a fantastic antique singing bird box in amazing cosmetic and mechanical condition. 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 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 SILVER GUILLOCHE & ENAMEL SINGING BIRD BOX AUTOMATON (WATCH VIDEO)” is in sale since Monday, April 02, 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.

Amazing Antique Automaton Representing 3 Whistling Birds Singing a Tune Rare

Apr 03
2018
Amazing Antique Automaton Representing 3 Whistling Birds Singing a Tune Rare


Amazing Antique Automaton Representing 3 Whistling Birds Singing a Tune Rare


Amazing Antique Automaton Representing 3 Whistling Birds Singing a Tune Rare


Amazing Antique Automaton Representing 3 Whistling Birds Singing a Tune Rare


Amazing Antique Automaton Representing 3 Whistling Birds Singing a Tune Rare


Amazing Antique Automaton Representing 3 Whistling Birds Singing a Tune Rare


Dear Ebayer L’ATELIER SALON PRESENTS! Automaton representing 3 whistling birds singing a tune and moving their head and tail. This automaton is in good original condition and works, there is some wear and dirt of time. Period late nineteenth century early twentieth centuries. Width 38.5 cm Depth 26 cm. GREAT ASSET FOR YOUR COLLECTION AND ALSO GREAT INVESTMENT. WE HOPE YOU WILL ENJOY THIS BEAUTIFUL PIECE. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “Amazing Antique Automaton Representing 3 Whistling Birds Singing a Tune Rare” is in sale since Monday, April 02, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Music Boxes\Pre-1900″. The seller is “lateliersalon” and is located in Havertown, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped worldwide.

Antique Enamel Singing Bird Box Automaton Music Box Jewelry Box (watch Video)

Apr 01
2018
Antique Enamel Singing Bird Box Automaton Music Box Jewelry Box (watch Video)


Antique Enamel Singing Bird Box Automaton Music Box Jewelry Box (watch Video)


Antique Enamel Singing Bird Box Automaton Music Box Jewelry Box (watch Video)


Antique Enamel Singing Bird Box Automaton Music Box Jewelry Box (watch Video)


Antique Enamel Singing Bird Box Automaton Music Box Jewelry Box (watch Video)


Antique Enamel Singing Bird Box Automaton Music Box Jewelry Box (watch Video)


Antique Enamel Singing Bird Box Automaton Music Box Jewelry Box (watch Video)


Antique Enamel Singing Bird Box Automaton Music Box Jewelry Box (watch Video)


Antique Enamel Singing Bird Box Automaton Music Box Jewelry Box (watch Video)


Antique Enamel Singing Bird Box Automaton Music Box Jewelry Box (watch Video)


Antique Enamel Singing Bird Box Automaton Music Box Jewelry Box (watch Video)


Antique Enamel Singing Bird Box Automaton Music Box Jewelry Box (watch Video)


Full item description text is below the video. The video may not play on all mobile apps. Video will open in a new window. ANTIQUE GOLD GILT, ENAMEL SINGING BIRD BOX IN THE SHAPE OF A PIANO (WITH HIDDEN JEWELRY COMPARTMENT) THAT WAS CRAFTED BY FLAJOULOT OF PARIS FRANCE IN THE 1910s/1920s. A wonderful example crafted by renowned maker Flajoulot. Overall cosmetic and mechanical condition is excellent. The lid features a hand painted scene on the top and reverse and this is true fired enamel. The bird is exceptionally colorful. There is a hidden compartment where you can place jewelry or other small treasures. The gold gilt case is well crafted and in outstanding condition. The bird is highly colorful boasting blue, green, red and ember colored iridescent hummingbird feathers and pastel yellow 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. The piano case measures 15 x 9.5 x 6.5 cm. I fully serviced (cleaned, adjusted, lubricated) the mechanical movement so this singing bird box operates perfectly. 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 ENAMEL SINGING BIRD BOX AUTOMATON MUSIC BOX JEWELRY BOX (WATCH VIDEO)” is in sale since Tuesday, March 27, 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.

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.

Antique Guilloche & Enamel Singing Bird Box Automaton Music Box (watch Video)

Mar 22
2018
Antique Guilloche & Enamel Singing Bird Box Automaton Music Box (watch Video)


Antique Guilloche & Enamel Singing Bird Box Automaton Music Box (watch Video)


Antique Guilloche & Enamel Singing Bird Box Automaton Music Box (watch Video)


Antique Guilloche & Enamel Singing Bird Box Automaton Music Box (watch Video)


Antique Guilloche & Enamel Singing Bird Box Automaton Music Box (watch Video)


Antique Guilloche & Enamel Singing Bird Box Automaton Music Box (watch Video)


Antique Guilloche & Enamel Singing Bird Box Automaton Music Box (watch Video)


Antique Guilloche & Enamel Singing Bird Box Automaton Music Box (watch Video)


Antique Guilloche & Enamel Singing Bird Box Automaton Music Box (watch Video)


Antique Guilloche & Enamel Singing Bird Box Automaton Music Box (watch Video)


Antique Guilloche & Enamel Singing Bird Box Automaton Music Box (watch Video)


Antique Guilloche & Enamel 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. A truly rare example crafted by Antoine Salmon in the late 1800s/very early 1900s. The guilloche and enamel is flawless without any repair or damage. This example is also diminutive in size and oval which is also very rare. In summary, a very rare singing bird box in outstanding 100% original condition that rivals the early fusee wind bird boxes. You will not find a better “going barrel wound” singing bird box anywhere. Antoine Salmon crafted the best singing bird boxes of his time and examples from his workshop are rarely found. This bird box is truly special due to the cosmetic & mechanical condition, the rare size and shape and the perfect enamel. When you listen to the bird song, you will immediately notice how smooth and quiet the mechanism runs while at the same time the bird song is both sweet and loud. This is a true engineering marvel that rivals the fusee wound bird boxes crafted in the early 1800s. The original bird is boasts colored iridescent feathers (purple, lavender, red, green, blue and gold). 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. The original solid brass and pinned mechanical movement is also in excellent condition. The diminutive nature of this singing bird box required a special mechanical movement that was 100% crafted by hand and even the bellows are curved to accommodate the oval case. The governor utilizes a centrifugal force mechanism like Flajoulot which is one reason this movement runs so smooth and quiet. In summary, this is a fantastic antique singing bird box in amazing cosmetic and mechanical condition. I fully serviced (cleaned, adjusted, lubricated) the mechanical movement so this singing bird box operates perfectly. I also rebuilt the tiny bird so it works perfectly. 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 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 GUILLOCHE & ENAMEL SINGING BIRD BOX AUTOMATON MUSIC BOX (WATCH VIDEO)” is in sale since Tuesday, March 20, 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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