Fine Silver-Gilt Singing Bird
Automaton by »Bruguier«, c. 1835–40
In engine-turned silver-gilt case engraved with floral motifs, chased and pierced grille and enamelled lid depicting spray of flowers and Chillon Castle on Lake Geneva, width 3 5/8 in. (9.3 cm). The case interior has handwritten number 20 and the movement is inscribed
"Reparé par T. Salmn, Genève, 1925".A superb exhibition piece!
Estimate: € 18,000/25,000
US$ 23,500/32,500
Reserve: € 15,000/US$ 19,500
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