Fine and rare Swiss fusee silver gilt and enamel singing bird box by Charles Brugier
le pere circa 1830. Fully and beautifully engraved shaped box, the cover with fine
painted enamel courting scene on the top and a bouquet on the underside. Lively
bird with iridescent feathers and articulated neck. When the slide is activated the lid opens, the
brightly feathered bird pops up and moves from side to side moving its beak, wings
and tail in time with the chirps produced by the internal bellows and tuned pipe.
Then the bird drops back into the box and the lid closes automatically. A wonderful little box.
Dimensions 98 x 67 x 35mm
NOTE: The small circles or blemishes in some of our photos are reflections of the camera lens.