Sterling Silver Fuseé Singing Bird Box By Charles Bruguier (watch Video)

Dec 10
2017
Sterling Silver Fuseé Singing Bird Box By Charles Bruguier (watch Video)


Sterling Silver Fuseé Singing Bird Box By Charles Bruguier (watch Video)


Sterling Silver Fuseé Singing Bird Box By Charles Bruguier (watch Video)


Sterling Silver Fuseé Singing Bird Box By Charles Bruguier (watch Video)


Sterling Silver Fuseé Singing Bird Box By Charles Bruguier (watch Video)


Sterling Silver Fuseé Singing Bird Box By Charles Bruguier (watch Video)


Sterling Silver Fuseé Singing Bird Box By Charles Bruguier (watch Video)


Sterling Silver Fuseé Singing Bird Box By Charles Bruguier (watch Video)


Sterling Silver Fuseé Singing Bird Box By Charles Bruguier (watch Video)


Sterling Silver Fuseé Singing Bird Box By Charles Bruguier (watch Video)


Sterling Silver Fuseé Singing Bird Box By Charles Bruguier (watch Video)


Full item description text is below the video. The video may not play on all mobile apps. Very rare and fine antique singing bird box crafted by one of the early fusee wind singing bird box tabatiere masters (Charles Bruguier of Switzerland). The early fusee wind bird boxes are an entirely different specimen from the standard and later going barrel bird boxes. Watch the video and you will immediately notice the complexity and length of the bird song and the superior bird automation, which includes a rotating head. Charles Bruguier signed and numbered each of his exquisite pieces which are extensively featured in Flights of Fancy by Christian Bailly. IF YOU HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR A SUPERB FUSEE WIND SINGING BIRD BOX WITH ZERO WORRIES, THIS IS IT. This singing bird box was hand crafted by Charles Bruguier in the 1830s and is numbered 246. This is one of the nicest playing singing and animating fusee wind bird boxes you will ever see and the bird is exceptionally colorful and also in outstanding cosmetic condition. The case is gold gilt solid sterling silver with exceptional quality engravings on the bottom case piece. This piece was originally restored in 1891 by famous watchmaker Piguet and at that time, the top case and lid were also replaced. One can only imagine what major European conflict caused this piece to lose its top pieces. The mechanical movement is absolutely flawless and the bird animates and sings without any apologies; notice how well the bird’s beak opens/closes, head turns, wings flap and tail flutters. The bird animates perfectly as follows: wings flap up/down, beak opens/closes, tail flutters up/down and the head rotates 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 “STERLING SILVER FUSEÉ SINGING BIRD BOX BY CHARLES BRUGUIER (WATCH VIDEO)” is in sale since Saturday, December 09, 2017. 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.

Silver And Enamel Fuseé Singing Bird Box By Charles Bruguier (watch Video)

Dec 09
2017
Silver And Enamel Fuseé Singing Bird Box By Charles Bruguier (watch Video)


Silver And Enamel Fuseé Singing Bird Box By Charles Bruguier (watch Video)


Silver And Enamel Fuseé Singing Bird Box By Charles Bruguier (watch Video)


Silver And Enamel Fuseé Singing Bird Box By Charles Bruguier (watch Video)


Silver And Enamel Fuseé Singing Bird Box By Charles Bruguier (watch Video)


Silver And Enamel Fuseé Singing Bird Box By Charles Bruguier (watch Video)


Silver And Enamel Fuseé Singing Bird Box By Charles Bruguier (watch Video)


Silver And Enamel Fuseé Singing Bird Box By Charles Bruguier (watch Video)


Silver And Enamel Fuseé Singing Bird Box By Charles Bruguier (watch Video)


Silver And Enamel Fuseé Singing Bird Box By Charles Bruguier (watch Video)


Silver And Enamel Fuseé Singing Bird Box By Charles Bruguier (watch Video)


Silver And Enamel Fuseé Singing Bird Box By Charles Bruguier (watch Video)



Full item description text is below the video. The video may not play on all mobile apps. Very rare and fine antique singing bird box crafted by one of the early fusee wind singing bird box tabatiere masters (Charles Bruguier of Switzerland). The early fusee wind bird boxes are an entirely different specimen from the standard and later going barrel bird boxes. Watch the video and you will immediately notice the complexity and length of the bird song and the superior bird automation, which includes a rotating head. Charles Bruguier signed and numbered each of his exquisite pieces which are extensively featured in Flights of Fancy by Christian Bailly. IF YOU HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR A SUPERB FUSEE WIND SINGING BIRD BOX WITH ZERO WORRIES, THIS IS IT. Overall condition is outstanding with zero damage or repair to the hand painted enamel scenes. The bird song is especially complex with a lot of high note trills and the song is also pleasantly long in duration. The bird is brilliantly colored featuring iridescent feathers (red, several shades of blue and green, gold and even pink, which is rare). 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 movement is also in excellent condition (just fully serviced) and works exactly as it should. The movement is properly marked for Charles Bruguier and the serial number is 334 which matches the interior case number as well so the movement is original to this case. The bird animates perfectly as follows: wings flap up/down, beak opens/closes, tail flutters up/down and the head rotates 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 “SILVER AND ENAMEL FUSEÉ SINGING BIRD BOX BY CHARLES BRUGUIER (WATCH VIDEO)” is in sale since Saturday, December 09, 2017. 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 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

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

Dec 03
2017
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. 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 Friday, November 17, 2017. 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 Silver Guilloche & Enamel Singing Bird Box Automaton (watch Video)

Dec 02
2017
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 mobile apps. 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 Tuesday, November 28, 2017. 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 Bruguier Fusee Wind Enamel Singing Bird Box Automaton (watch Video)

Nov 28
2017
Antique Bruguier Fusee Wind Enamel Singing Bird Box Automaton (watch Video)


Antique Bruguier Fusee Wind Enamel Singing Bird Box Automaton (watch Video)


Antique Bruguier Fusee Wind Enamel Singing Bird Box Automaton (watch Video)


Antique Bruguier Fusee Wind Enamel Singing Bird Box Automaton (watch Video)


Antique Bruguier Fusee Wind Enamel Singing Bird Box Automaton (watch Video)


Antique Bruguier Fusee Wind Enamel Singing Bird Box Automaton (watch Video)


Antique Bruguier Fusee Wind Enamel Singing Bird Box Automaton (watch Video)


Antique Bruguier Fusee Wind Enamel Singing Bird Box Automaton (watch Video)


Antique Bruguier Fusee Wind Enamel Singing Bird Box Automaton (watch Video)


Antique Bruguier Fusee Wind Enamel Singing Bird Box Automaton (watch Video)


Antique Bruguier Fusee Wind Enamel Singing Bird Box Automaton (watch Video)


Antique Bruguier Fusee Wind Enamel Singing Bird Box Automaton (watch Video)


Full item description text is below the video. The video may not play on all mobile apps. Very rare and fine antique singing bird box crafted by one of the early fusee wind singing bird box tabatiere masters (Charles Bruguier of Switzerland). The early fusee wind bird boxes are an entirely different specimen from the standard and later going barrel bird boxes. Watch the video and you will immediately notice the complexity and length of the bird song and the superior bird automation, which includes a rotating head. Charles Bruguier signed and numbered each of his exquisite pieces which are extensively featured in Flights of Fancy by Christian Bailly. I have two other Charles Bruguier bird boxes that I may decide to sell down the road. IF YOU HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR A SUPERB FUSEE WIND SINGING BIRD BOX WITH ZERO WORRIES, THIS IS IT. The engraving on this case is superior to most Charles Bruguier cases and the overall condition is outstanding with zero damage or repair to the hand painted enamel scenes. The bird song is especially complex with a lot of high note trills and the song is also pleasantly long in duration. The bird is brilliantly colored featuring iridescent hummingbird feathers (red, several shades of blue and green, gold and even pink, which is rare). 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 movement is also in excellent condition (just fully serviced) and works exactly as it should. The movement is properly marked for Charles Bruguier and the serial number is 519 which matches the interior case number as well so the movement is original to this case. The bird animates perfectly as follows: wings flap up/down, beak opens/closes, tail flutters up/down and the head rotates 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 BRUGUIER FUSEE WIND ENAMEL SINGING BIRD BOX AUTOMATON (WATCH VIDEO)” is in sale since Sunday, November 26, 2017. 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)

Nov 25
2017
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 mobile apps. 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 Friday, November 17, 2017. 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 3 bird musical clock Bocage Automaton

Nov 24
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 Sunday, November 19, 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

ANTIQUE 3 bird musical clock Bocage Automaton

Nov 03
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 Thursday, October 19, 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

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

Oct 30
2017
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 mobile apps. 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 Saturday, October 28, 2017. 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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