Singing bird box by E. Flajoulot retailed by Juvenia


Finely painted antique sarcophagus-form wooden singing bird box by Alfred Bontems


A superb antique and finely painted sarcophagus-form wooden singing bird box, by Alfred Bontems

 
French
 
 
Circa 1895
 
Going-barrel movement
 
A stunning painting on each panel...
 
When wound 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, lid top with two love birds, the main lid top and sides all with original and hand painted swags of flowers. The top of movement with stamp A.B. France, for Alfred Bontems.
 
10cm x 6cm x 3.2cm high
 
Point of interest -
 
Alfred Bontems was a cousin of the more famous Blaise Bontems, and sourced movements from the Bontems firm

 

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Singing bird box by E. Flajoulot retailed by Juvenia
Singing bird box by E. Flajoulot retailed by JuveniaSinging bird box by E. Flajoulot retailed by JuveniaSinging bird box by E. Flajoulot retailed by JuveniaSinging bird box by E. Flajoulot retailed by JuveniaSinging bird box by E. Flajoulot retailed by JuveniaSinging bird box by E. Flajoulot retailed by Juvenia
 
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