Antique 1900's Silver Singing Automaton Bird Box, Switzerland (G22)
Antique 1900's Silver Singing Swiss Bird Box, Switzerland. It shows the English hallmarks as to purity, import, etc. This elegant rectangular box has a rich hand-engraved decoration with c-scrolls, flowers, and birds. When not singing, the little hand feathered bird is concealed under a round rid. It is activated by a lever whereupon the lid opens and the bird emerges to sing and flutter about. The lid snaps shut when the bird is done singing. The box is in perfect working and singing condition. This is a superb example of a high-quality antique bird box. The entire motif of this box is exquisite.