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Silver Gilt & Enamel Singing Bird Box
Catalog#: Early Summer 2003
Category: Decorative
SubType: Boxes
Origin: Switzerland
Era: 19th Century
Fine & rare silver gilt & enamel singing bird box. Movement by the eminent makers Bontem & silver gilt box signed by the Swiss master Charles Brougier. The bird, covered in bird-of-paradise feathers, twists to the left & right, flaps its wings & opens & shuts its ivory beak & sings beautifully. Hidden key compartment. Circa 1860.

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