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Antique French Singing Bird Jardiniere.One of the most beautiful and interesting singing bird designs, made by Bontems of Paris, France, in the 1880's. The singing bird on a perch, situated in a flower garden, housed atop a beautiful French porcelain vase. A similar example is shown on the a full page (p.300) of Christian Bailly's "Flights of Fancy", the authoritative reference book of mechanical singing birds. A very rare and seldom-seen example. In fully restored condition, singing and animating as originally designed and in virtually flawless condition.

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Antique French Singing Bird Jardiniere

Estimate $6,000 - $8,000Sep 25, 2018
Hollywood, FL, USA