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.

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

Feb 03
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 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 Monday, January 29, 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)

Jan 27
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 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 Wednesday, January 17, 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)

Jan 26
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 mobile apps. 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 Thursday, January 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 Sterling Guilloche Singing Bird Box Automaton Music Box (watch Video)

Dec 24
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 Monday, December 18, 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 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 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.

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

Oct 21
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 Tuesday, October 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)

Oct 08
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 Thursday, September 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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