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with clock, made by Bontems, c. 1890. Arranged on an ebonised base with six birds in a leafy tree, the birds variously move and fly. The dome has been repaired, the spring drive mechanism has been replaced with a gramophone motor and the bird sounding mechanism removed.
Provenance: acquired by previous owner at Art+Object in March 2010 and later purchased by the current owner; Provenance: Bryan Jackson Collection of Music Boxes and Toys.

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Rare French glass dome singing bird automaton

Estimate NZ$3,000 - NZ$5,000Jun 02, 2016
Starting Price NZ$1,500
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Auckland, NZ
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