DOUBLE SINGING BIRD BOX WITH WATCH SILVER AND ENAMEL
Probably German/Austrian. Made circa 1870.
Fine, silver and painted on enamel double singing bird box with watch.
Accompanied by a winding key.
Two-body, rectangular, rounded corners, and 4 inserts with painted on
enamel flowers, front set with the watch, the rectangular bird cover decorated
with a painted on enamel scene of a Shepherdess playing the flute with a friend.
Enamel with painted graduated Arabic numerals, outer minute track. Blued
steel spade hands.
Rhodium- plated, 15 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic
compensation balance, blued steel flat balance spring, index regulator.
The singing birds: rectangular brass, going barrel and rectangular bellow,
the revolving birds with moving wings, beak and head, controlled by
two cams mounted beneath the barrel wheel, gilt brass grill pierced
and engraved with flowers and foliage.
Movement and case numbered.