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    Gilt Metal & Enamel Singing Automaton Bird Box
    Polychrome blue enameled box with gold and copper flecks measuring 4 x 2 1/2 x 1 5/8th inches. Cream enamel borders and chase gilt framework. A gold slide opens the oval top and activates the mechanism. The red and black feathered bird pops up and the singing sequence starts while the bird rotates and moves it's wings. The bird automatically retreats into the filigree gilt frame work upon completing the song. Lot includes the original bird shaped winding key. Signed Germany with EB mark in an oval frame.

    Condition Report*: Type: Gilt Metal & Enamel Singing Automaton Bird Box
    Signed: EB in oval
    Metal: gilt and enamel
    Case Width: 4 inch x 2 1/2 x 1 5/8th inches
    Watch Movement: mechanical, key winding with bellows
    Circa: 1930's
    Condition: working, gilt finish is very good, enamel is in very good condition on all areas with the exception of a top flake area on the left side panel
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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2009
    8th-9th Tuesday-Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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