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

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

Apr 13
2018
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 platforms so I also included a YouTube video link beneath the first video file. Video will open in a new window. 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 Monday, April 09, 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.

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Full item description text is below the video. The video may not play on all platforms so I also included a YouTube video link beneath the first video file. Video will open in a new window. The sky blue enamel case is absolutely amazing and the enamel is perfect (no damage or repairs). Gorgeous hypnotic effect guilloche tooling, solid gold appliques and engravings adorn this exquisite case. The case is solid sterling silver, gold gilt and is hallmarked. This was crafted by a rather uncommon singing bird box maker, OMM, in the late 1880’s/early 1890’s. OMM helped Karl Griesbaum establish his factory in the early 1900s. The guilloche designs beneath the enamel are exceptional and the gorgeous enamel color presents differently depending upon the viewing angle and light source. The same hold trues for the iridescent nature of the hummingbird feathers. True fired enamel with expertly applied gold appliques is very rare and this case is superb in every respect. The bird is one nicest you will find on a going barrel bird box with brilliantly colored iridescen feathers (pink, red, green, blue and gold). Iridescent feathers present themselves differently depending upon the light source and viewing angle. I tried to capture the beauty of this bird using different angles in my video but cameras never do these feathers justice. The original solid brass and pinned mechanical movement is also in excellent condition and was just fully restored, including the bellows. OMM movements are different than most with a very long and rear positioned governor fan. This movement is exceptionally sturdy. In summary, this is a fantastic antique singing bird box in amazing cosmetic and mechanical condition. Buyers should be cautious when purchasing an antique singing bird box – always insist on seeing a photo of the mechanical movement for any singing bird box described as “antique”. This significantly impacts both current value and future value appreciation. The bird animates perfectly as follows: wings flap up/down, beak opens/closes, tail flutters up/down all the while singing to a beautiful oscillating bird song that is synchronized to the bird animation. PLEASE EXPLORE MY OTHER LISTINGS. CONSULTATIONS ARE FREE AS I ENJOY SHARING WHAT I KNOW. Troy Duncan, CPA, retired. The item “ANTIQUE SILVER GUILLOCHE & ENAMEL SINGING BIRD BOX AUTOMATON (WATCH VIDEO)” is in sale since Monday, April 02, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Music Boxes\Pre-1900″. The seller is “singingbirdbox” and is located in Saint Paul, Minnesota. This item can be shipped worldwide.

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

Apr 06
2018
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 platforms so I also included a YouTube video link beneath the first video file. Video will open in a new window. 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 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 “SILVER AND ENAMEL FUSEÉ SINGING BIRD BOX BY CHARLES BRUGUIER (WATCH VIDEO)” is in sale since Tuesday, March 27, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Music Boxes\Pre-1900″. The seller is “singingbirdbox” and is located in Saint Paul, Minnesota. This item can be shipped worldwide.

Amazing Antique Automaton Representing 3 Whistling Birds Singing a Tune Rare

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


Amazing Antique Automaton Representing 3 Whistling Birds Singing a Tune Rare


Amazing Antique Automaton Representing 3 Whistling Birds Singing a Tune Rare


Amazing Antique Automaton Representing 3 Whistling Birds Singing a Tune Rare


Amazing Antique Automaton Representing 3 Whistling Birds Singing a Tune Rare


Amazing Antique Automaton Representing 3 Whistling Birds Singing a Tune Rare


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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Full item description text is below the video. The video may not play on all mobile apps. Video will open in a new window. ANTIQUE GOLD GILT, ENAMEL SINGING BIRD BOX IN THE SHAPE OF A PIANO (WITH HIDDEN JEWELRY COMPARTMENT) THAT WAS CRAFTED BY FLAJOULOT OF PARIS FRANCE IN THE 1910s/1920s. A wonderful example crafted by renowned maker Flajoulot. Overall cosmetic and mechanical condition is excellent. The lid features a hand painted scene on the top and reverse and this is true fired enamel. The bird is exceptionally colorful. There is a hidden compartment where you can place jewelry or other small treasures. The gold gilt case is well crafted and in outstanding condition. The bird is highly colorful boasting blue, green, red and ember colored iridescent hummingbird feathers and pastel yellow feathers. Iridescent feathers present themselves differently depending upon the light source and viewing angle. I tried to capture the beauty of this bird using different angles in my video but cameras never do these feathers justice. The piano case measures 15 x 9.5 x 6.5 cm. I fully serviced (cleaned, adjusted, lubricated) the mechanical movement so this singing bird box operates perfectly. Buyers should be cautious when purchasing an antique singing bird box – always insist on seeing a photo of the mechanical movement for any singing bird box described as “antique”. This significantly impacts both current value and future value appreciation. The bird animates perfectly as follows: wings flap up/down, beak opens/closes, tail flutters up/down, bird turns left/right all the while singing to a beautiful oscillating bird song that is synchronized to the bird animation. PLEASE EXPLORE MY OTHER LISTINGS. CONSULTATIONS ARE FREE AS I ENJOY SHARING WHAT I KNOW. Troy Duncan, CPA, retired. The item “ANTIQUE ENAMEL SINGING BIRD BOX AUTOMATON MUSIC BOX JEWELRY BOX (WATCH VIDEO)” is in sale since Tuesday, March 27, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Music Boxes\Pre-1900″. The seller is “singingbirdbox” and is located in Saint Paul, Minnesota. This item can be shipped worldwide.

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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



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

Rarest Bontems Singing Bird Clock

Mar 29
2018
Rarest Bontems Singing Bird Clock


Rarest Bontems Singing Bird Clock


Rarest Bontems Singing Bird Clock


Rarest Bontems Singing Bird Clock


Rarest Bontems Singing Bird Clock


Rarest Bontems Singing Bird Clock


Rarest Bontems Singing Bird Clock


Rarest Bontems Singing Bird Clock


Rarest Bontems Singing Bird Clock


Rarest Bontems Singing Bird Clock


Rarest Bontems Singing Bird Clock


Rarest Bontems Singing Bird Clock


Late 19th Century Singing Bird Clock Signed Bontems. Signed on case, clock movement and bird movement. An exceptional late 19th century gilt-bronze and champlevee mantle clock with a singing bird by Bontems, no. The bird flaps its wings, rotates its head and body and moves its beak and tail when activated by the clock or manually. The gilt-bronze case depicts a female figure dressed in a flowing gown interacting with a singing bird perched on a decorative dressing mirror. The top portions of the case are extravagantly decorated with champlevee, the shaped base has cast decorative elements and the whole stands on a felt covered ebonized base. The champlevee and gilt-bronze dial has Roman numerals on black cartouches and decorative gilt-bronze hands. The time and strike movement is stamped H&F, Paris. The dome is slightly too high, but fits so well we decided to leave it. The birdsong lasts about 20 seconds per hour or will continuously play on demand. For one of the only other known examples see. For a video of it continuously playing see our YouTube channel. This piece has been completely restored. The item “Rarest Bontems Singing Bird Clock” is in sale since Wednesday, March 28, 2018. This item is in the category “Antiques\Decorative Arts\Clocks”. The seller is “sundialfarmantiqueclocks” and is located in Greenlawn, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.

 

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