This is a fine example of a Model 18 Singing Bird Automaton by Karl Griesbaum, dating to the 1940s.
The overhauled going-barrel movement is key-wound from beneath the case, using the purpose made key.
The bird has iridescent plumage with red wing tips, a moving beak and tail, and the restored bellows give him healthy lungs to sing a hearty tune.
The gilded and lacquered brass case has a particularly finely crafted blind filigree top and lid, the plain sides are decorated with a top and bottom frieze.
- Width : 10.5 cms
- Depth: 7cms
- Height: 4.5 cms
Overhauled and guaranteed for 3 years.
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