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20th century automaton singing canary in brass cage, windup movement signed Western Germany, working condition. 9.5 in

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German silver singing bird automaton

Lot 0274 Details

Description
by Karl Griesbaum, c. 1900, The rectangular silver case embossed with figural scenes and trophies, operated by a lever on the front which releases an oval cover embossed with cherubs releasing a caged coloured feathered bird. With later London import marks. The box, L. 100mm
Note: The box in good condition with original key, the bird not working
Provenance: purchased from Cordy's in February 2009; Bryan Jackson Collection of Music Boxes and Toys.
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German silver singing bird automaton

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NZ$1,000
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NZ$2,000
Jun 02, 2016
Starting Price
NZ$500
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0274: German silver singing bird automaton

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NZ$1,000
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NZ$2,000
Starting Price
NZ$500
Decorative Arts
Thu, Jun 02, 2016 02:00 AM
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Lot 0274 Details

Description
...
by Karl Griesbaum, c. 1900, The rectangular silver case embossed with figural scenes and trophies, operated by a lever on the front which releases an oval cover embossed with cherubs releasing a caged coloured feathered bird. With later London import marks. The box, L. 100mm
Note: The box in good condition with original key, the bird not working
Provenance: purchased from Cordy's in February 2009; Bryan Jackson Collection of Music Boxes and Toys.

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