051019: CONTINENTAL TORTOISE SHELL BIRD BOX AUTOMATON,
CONTINENTAL TORTOISE SHELL SINGING BIRD BOX AUTOMATON, LATE 19TH C., L 3 3/4"-AS IS:A rectangular tortoise shell case centered by an engraved silver cover which hinges open to a pop-up feathered bird that moves and chirps; winds underneath--with key (not original). Not marked. Measures L.3 3/4 x 2 1/2". From the Estate of Julie Cudlip Whitman, Grosse Pointe Farms.
Repair to corner of top. No key. Jw The underside is lacking three small screws (evident in photo), lacking a screw at one side. Complete with key (not original).