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Auction archive: Lot number 308

BONTEMS A FINE GILT METAL SINGING BIRD BOX WITH ORIGINAL PRE...

Important Watches
15 Jun 2011
Estimate
US$12,000 - US$18,000
Price realised:
US$15,000
Auction archive: Lot number 308

BONTEMS A FINE GILT METAL SINGING BIRD BOX WITH ORIGINAL PRE...

Important Watches
15 Jun 2011
Estimate
US$12,000 - US$18,000
Price realised:
US$15,000
Beschreibung:

BONTEMS. A FINE GILT METAL SINGING BIRD BOX WITH ORIGINAL PRESENTATION BOX AND KEY.
RETAILED BY BREGUET, MOVEMENT STAMPED AB FRANCE FOR BONTEMS, CIRCA 1955
BONTEMS. A FINE GILT METAL SINGING BIRD BOX WITH ORIGINAL PRESENTATION BOX AND KEY. RETAILED BY BREGUET, MOVEMENT STAMPED AB FRANCE FOR BONTEMS, CIRCA 1955 Rectangular gilt brass movement, going barrel and rectangular bellows, rectangular box with four sides and top chased and engraved horizontal and vertical strip design bordered by bead motif, hinged oval lid centered by a floral motif, opening to reveal a colorfully singing bird on a pierced and engraved foliage decorated grill, activated by a slide in the front pancel, the bird rotates on an axis, flap its wings and tail and open its beak, in time to a lifelike imitated bird song, the bird also set with realistically multi-coloured feathers, when the song has finished the bird will automatically retreat inside the box and the lid will close, movement plate stamped AB France for Bontems 94.5mm width, 33mm height, 58.5 depth

Auction archive: Lot number 308
Auction:
Datum:
15 Jun 2011
Auction house:
Christie's
15 June 2011, New York, Rockefeller Center
Beschreibung:

BONTEMS. A FINE GILT METAL SINGING BIRD BOX WITH ORIGINAL PRESENTATION BOX AND KEY.
RETAILED BY BREGUET, MOVEMENT STAMPED AB FRANCE FOR BONTEMS, CIRCA 1955
BONTEMS. A FINE GILT METAL SINGING BIRD BOX WITH ORIGINAL PRESENTATION BOX AND KEY. RETAILED BY BREGUET, MOVEMENT STAMPED AB FRANCE FOR BONTEMS, CIRCA 1955 Rectangular gilt brass movement, going barrel and rectangular bellows, rectangular box with four sides and top chased and engraved horizontal and vertical strip design bordered by bead motif, hinged oval lid centered by a floral motif, opening to reveal a colorfully singing bird on a pierced and engraved foliage decorated grill, activated by a slide in the front pancel, the bird rotates on an axis, flap its wings and tail and open its beak, in time to a lifelike imitated bird song, the bird also set with realistically multi-coloured feathers, when the song has finished the bird will automatically retreat inside the box and the lid will close, movement plate stamped AB France for Bontems 94.5mm width, 33mm height, 58.5 depth

Auction archive: Lot number 308
Auction:
Datum:
15 Jun 2011
Auction house:
Christie's
15 June 2011, New York, Rockefeller Center
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