AUCTION : 0518


Clock, Watch, Jewelry, Nautical Instruments & Antiques Auction

Clocks & Clockmaker's Shop featuring rare French Industrial Series
Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 10:30am: LOTS 1 - 598
Preview: Saturday, May 19 at 8am to 10:15am. Limited Watch Preview Extended Until 12pm.

Precision Timepieces, Important Watches, Nautical Instruments, Marine Clocks, Jewelry & Antiques
Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 10am: LOTS 599 - 1192
Preview: Saturday, May 19 at 8am to 10:15am & Sunday, May 20 at 8am to 9:45am 

The Manchester Downtown Hotel (formerly the Radisson Hotel), Manchester, NH

Lot#: 638

DESCRIPTION: France, attributed to Bontems, automata with three caged, singing birds, the gilt cage having a rectangular wooden base with canted corners, decorated with foliate ornament, and containing the keywound mechanism, the cage containing brightly colored, life size songbirds who vocalize, turn their heads and flick their tails in turn when activated
CONDITION: base with minor losses to surface, now painted gold, cage dirty, with minor bends, floor of cage and birds extremely dusty, losses to feathers, working very well
ESTIMATE: $1000 - $1500
CIRCA: 1900