A Rare Vintage Silver Gilt and Enamelled with Garnet and Pearl Decoration Singing Bird box by Karl Griesbaum circa 1930. The Singing Bird Box is 6" in length 4 1/4" in width with a height of 3 3/8 and has a a substantial weight of 39.8 oz or 1,130 grams.
When wound and actuated by the start/stop bird-form pull to the right-hand side of case, the bird suddenly and proudly appears rising through the pierced and tooled gilt grille decorated with scrolls and palms. The bird has a moving metal beak, flaps his wings and moves his body from side-to-side to continuous synchronised birdsong. Our fine feathered plumaged bird with tones of base dark brown, upon which yellow and red stripes blend delicately with the iridescent green to bib and wings.The central quatrefoil matrix of daisy heads surrounded by pearl clusters and open leaf unions, the main top and all sides with the enamel repeated in full width rectangular panels each with tooled gilt metal leaf spandrels and twinned pearls. The edge bands with extremely fine tooling of swags and leaf curls as a full revolutionary frieze, on the Model 11 slanted base with drawer to front centre to hold key. Tooled decoration to interior and outer runners, front and case sides with further scroll appliqués in rich gilt embellished with large Cushion and Old Mine-cut garnets each with slight oval mounts. Open fret corners of stylised leaves with Rococo C scroll pairs to centre, above mounted pearls to slim base plinth and wide shell scroll feet, the underside with rich Teak and gilt pierced key surround, with guilded flowerhead screw tips to finish. Large, excellently proportioned, superb movement providing a clear and crisp melodic tone and the extra special pleasure this model excels in - the use of precious stones set into a case designed and made totally from scratch and not repeated on any other box. No two Model 11's are the same. Take a good look at this.
The Singing Bird Box is in Excellent Used Condition. Please view the video with the link below. A Rare Vintage Silver Gilt and Enamelled with Garnet and Pearl Decoration Singing Bird box by Karl Griesbaum Guaranteed to please.
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This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Other Jewellery". The seller is "samsamboy2015" and is located in Penrith. This item can be shipped worldwide.