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Singing Bird Music Box (V335)

Origin: France, Swiss
Movement: France, Swiss
Serial: n/a
Style: Singing Bird Box
Age: 1800’s
Status: SOLD

SKU: MC645. Category: .

Product Description

These miniature singing bird boxes have been produced by French, German and Swiss artisans for nearly two centuries. Some having been special designes for European Royalty. They are technological marvels, with extremely intricate internal movements that produce the incredible realistic sound of real singing birds, combined with the chirping and fluttering movements of a life like mechanical bird clad in real feathers. Started making them around approximately 1750 a collection is displayed in Palace Versailles, Paris and Patek Philippe Museum in Swiss. The side panels are decorated with blue guilloche enamel hatched guilloche enamel and vertical blocks bordered with white enamel and gilt bronze. The lid is fully enameled, a scene of a young woman on a swing. On sliding the operating lever the lid opens and the full bodied bird pops through the grille and begins singing.