Unknown - A fine singing bird box

  • Lot number 
    130
  • Diameter 
    8
  • Location
  • Watch type 
    Pocket watch

Description

Signed, JFR in an oval, Numbered 641, for les frères Rochat, Geneva, circa 1830
With fusee movement, the bird with multi-colored plumage moving head, beak, wings and tailfeather to 1-2-3-4 sequential birdsong by means of an eight cam stack and rectangular bellows, rising through pierced and chased grille, the oval lid with painted enamel scene of Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc beyond, the interior with further mountain scenery, in plain polished tortoiseshell case with hidden key compartment in rear
8.4cm wide