Gavin Douglas Fine Antiques Ltd.

Fine Antique Clocks & Decorative Gilt Bronze


Singing bird box in solid silver and all over electric blue guilloche enamel with watch by Raymys.


A fabulous Swiss solid silver and electric blue guilloche enamel singing bird box with clock to the front. The electric blue guilloche enamel on all sides and over fine engine turning. The lid of the box decorated with a superb painting of the famous "Penitant Magdelane" of a quality rarely found on even the finest singing bird boxes. The Art Deco watch in full working order with a fine clear dial. The finely decorated grille is very finely wrought. The box in the form of the earlier Bruguier boxes with canted corners and fine silver decoration around the top in a husk decoration and also around the bezel of the clock and operating lever in a conforming pattern. Made by Ramys of Geneva, Switzerland circa 1925. Fully marked on the base of the box. On sliding the operating piece, the lid opens and the full bodied bird pops through the grille & begins singing. It has a moving beak, the bird turns, flaps his wings and tail and after his performance pops down through the grille & the lid lowers. 4.5 inches wide by 3 inches deep and 2 inches high(11.25 cms by 7.5 cms by 5 cms). Swiss Circa 1925.

Stock Number: 4779
Price: SOLD
Availability: SOLD

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