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

Apr 19
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 Wednesday, April 18, 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 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

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.

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.

Antique Silver Guilloche Enamel Diamond Singing Bird Box Automaton, Germany

Mar 17
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 Thursday, March 15, 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

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

Mar 09
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 Friday, March 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.

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

Feb 25
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 Friday, February 16, 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 Silver Guilloche Enamel Diamond Singing Bird Box Automaton, Germany

Feb 23
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, February 17, 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

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

Feb 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 Sunday, February 18, 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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