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Silver bird box

Bird box C1930| Clock of the week

An exquisite singing bird box by Bontems c1930.
This singing bird has been housed in a lovely silver box in the shape of a caddy with unusual “claw” feet. the majority of these boxes that I have come across have been a simple square box with flat bottom, the curved sides decorated with numerous Putti. the base is engine turned and the top having a diamond shape pattern along with the decorated door. The original “bird” shape key is present. 
The silver gilt mask which is visible when opened is in a lovely original condition and gleams in the sunlight with moved.
The brass movement has been fully overhauled my me personally and the original bellows are in a very good condition. The bird moves swiftly and sharply as intended by the manufacturer and the song is crisp and clear

Silver bird box

This piece and many others are currently available for purchase on our selling antiques page.

Unfortunately this piece has been purchased. However, we still have many pieces available for purchase on our selling antiques page.

Singing Bird box |Tick Tock Thursday

This singing bird box has flown in all the way from Zurich in Switzerland. And the little birdie told me hes here for a thorough clean and restoration. As you can see, his little feathers are a bit scruffy. Also, he doesn’t quite bob up and down as he should. Apart from that, he is a chirpy little fella and is really looking forward a good bath! He even has a bird shaped key! When he has been returned back to his full glory, he will be for sale.

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