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Auction: Rare Watches & Exceptional Complications
was auctioned on: 7 June 2016
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Frères Rochat A Fine and Rare Silver-gilt and Enamel Singing...

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Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000
Price realised:  US$27,500
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Frères Rochat. A Fine and Rare Silver-gilt and Enamel Singing Bird Box with Original Presentation Box
MOVEMENT STAMPED FR FOR FRÈRES ROCHAT AND NUMBERED 96, CIRCA 1825
Frères Rochat. A Fine and Rare Silver-gilt and Enamel Singing Bird Box with Original Presentation Box Movement stamped FR for Frères Rochat and numbered 96, Circa 1825 Gilt-finished chain fusée movement with cylindrical bellows for the singing bird automaton, entirely engine-turned geometrical and floral decorated rectangular-shaped box with rounded corners, hinged oval lid with finely painted polychrome enamel lakeside scene, opening to reveal the singing bird and a gold engraved grill, activated on request, the bird set with realistic multi-colored feathers rotating on its axis, flapping its wings and turning its head, in time to a realistically imitated bird song, when the song has finished the bird will automatically retreat inside the box and the lid will close, hinged panel to the back revealing the key compartment, lever to front panel to activate the singing bird mechanism, movement plate stamped FR for Frères Rochat and numbered 96. 85 mm x 60 mm

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Rare Watches & Exceptional Complications
Date of the auction: 7 Jun 2016
Address: Christie's
New York