Silver singing bird box, by Karl Griesbaum


 

A silver singing bird box, by Karl Griesbaum

 

German,

 

Circa 1925,

 

Model number 1,

 

Going barrel movement,

 

Another silver promise from Mr. Griesbaum...

 

When wound and the bird-form start/stop button is slid to the right, the bird rises up through pierced silvered grille of scrolls and swag arcs, moving metal beak, wings and body from side-to-side to continuous synchronised birdsong.

The bird with dark tones of green, grape red, with a intermediate band of black, polished lid interior in the silver version of the this No. 1 case, with geometric C scrolls and birds, to the serpentine profile on all sides including top.

 

4in. wide, 2.3/4in. deep, 1.5/8in. high - (10.2 x 7 x 4.2cm)

 

Point of interest -

 

Notice how the lid interior is polished.  Not all No. 1 cases had this feature, retained for the earlier versions before the second batch was produced towards the start of the 1930s.

 
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