GILT STERLING FRENCH ENAMELED AUTOMATON BIRD BOX An extremely fine French gilt sterling and guilloche enameled automaton singing bird box with Swiss movement and clock. Ornate gilt sterling silver frame with deep blue guilloche panels, that have been enameled and painted with pink roses, white butterflies and green stems.
The cover concealing the brightly feathered bird is hand painted with an alps landscape. Automaton winds and functions very well. Winding clock with Arabic numerals is set into front panel. The clock to the front is a rare feature for an automaton box. Base marked "Switzerland 770 0935 Sterling Silver Argent Dore." Complete with original red case. Size: 3 3/4 x 2 1/4 x 1 1/4" | Sold $12,095
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