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Auction archive: Lot number 49Y

A fine gold and enamel singing bird box by Jacques Bruguier,

Estimate
£80,000 - £120,000
ca. US$122,697 - US$184,045
Price realised:
n. a.
Auction archive: Lot number 49Y

A fine gold and enamel singing bird box by Jacques Bruguier,

Estimate
£80,000 - £120,000
ca. US$122,697 - US$184,045
Price realised:
n. a.
Beschreibung:

full size, with fusee movement engraved 145, signed on the spring loafer Jacques Bruguier, Bunirard 6 á Genéve, and then next to this Cartiér Annier and a repairer's mark in a third hand Gounse 8-70, the bird with brightly banded feathered plumage in predominant tones of lime green, turquoise, red, dark brown and iridescent orange highlights, moving ivory beak, head, wings and tailfeather to repeated and sequential prolonged birdsong lasting approximately 31 seconds from 8-cam stack, rising through pierced gilt grille with blued screws, bird reflection on highly polished lid interior, the domed lid with fine and unusual painted enamel study of an arrangement of flowers, seen proud-foreground, a stone bridge spanning a brook with tiered fountain, mature trees with a lake, and town before vast mountainous landscape in the far-distance and the natural light denoting late afternoon, knurled lid edge, the border with a triple-stepped band of diamond tooled detail, the case with detailed tooled decoration of diamond friezes to all sides, arrows and scrolls to curved lid edges and main frieze decoration undertone, the top with Rococo 'C' scroll corners from shaped case corner indents, chased crescent-moon swag panels flanking the enamel lid, all with cobalt enamel ground, start/stop button to front-right, concealed key compartment to rear, the underside with central geometric pattern of flower heads, laurel leaves, scrolls and floral sprays in an oval form, compass-point leaf terminations framing the blank oval cartouche, with a key - 3.7/8in. (9.5cm) wide, 1.1/2in. (4cm) high

Auction archive: Lot number 49Y
Auction:
Datum:
18 Nov 2008
Auction house:
Bonhams London
London, Knightsbridge Montpelier Street Knightsbridge London SW7 1HH Tel: +44 20 7393 3900 Fax : +44 20 7393 3905 info@bonhams.com
Beschreibung:

full size, with fusee movement engraved 145, signed on the spring loafer Jacques Bruguier, Bunirard 6 á Genéve, and then next to this Cartiér Annier and a repairer's mark in a third hand Gounse 8-70, the bird with brightly banded feathered plumage in predominant tones of lime green, turquoise, red, dark brown and iridescent orange highlights, moving ivory beak, head, wings and tailfeather to repeated and sequential prolonged birdsong lasting approximately 31 seconds from 8-cam stack, rising through pierced gilt grille with blued screws, bird reflection on highly polished lid interior, the domed lid with fine and unusual painted enamel study of an arrangement of flowers, seen proud-foreground, a stone bridge spanning a brook with tiered fountain, mature trees with a lake, and town before vast mountainous landscape in the far-distance and the natural light denoting late afternoon, knurled lid edge, the border with a triple-stepped band of diamond tooled detail, the case with detailed tooled decoration of diamond friezes to all sides, arrows and scrolls to curved lid edges and main frieze decoration undertone, the top with Rococo 'C' scroll corners from shaped case corner indents, chased crescent-moon swag panels flanking the enamel lid, all with cobalt enamel ground, start/stop button to front-right, concealed key compartment to rear, the underside with central geometric pattern of flower heads, laurel leaves, scrolls and floral sprays in an oval form, compass-point leaf terminations framing the blank oval cartouche, with a key - 3.7/8in. (9.5cm) wide, 1.1/2in. (4cm) high

Auction archive: Lot number 49Y
Auction:
Datum:
18 Nov 2008
Auction house:
Bonhams London
London, Knightsbridge Montpelier Street Knightsbridge London SW7 1HH Tel: +44 20 7393 3900 Fax : +44 20 7393 3905 info@bonhams.com
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