A superb antique silver gilt and finely painted sarcophagus-form wooden singing bird box, by E. Flajoulot
Retailed by Juvenia
When wound with the intergrated key and the start/stop slide moved to the right, the bird emerges through smartly pressed and pierced silver grille, moving metal beak, wings, and body from side-to-side to continuous synchronised birdsong of great melodic qualities.
The bird with grouped tonal feathered plumage in shades of light brown, turquoise, red and dark blue, good yellow-speckled iridescent highlights, plain lid interior stamped with a 'star, lid top with a engraved scene of a stag and female deer within woodland setting
Size. 11cm x 7.2cm x 4cm high