A Swiss silvered-metal singing bird box
apparently unmarked, possibly swiss, ca. 1900-1920
Rectangular, allover decorated with scrolling foliate motifs and putti in relief, the lid centering a hinged oval plaque opening to reveal a feathered automaton bird, the front with on off lever, together with key.
L: 3 7/8 in x W: 2 1/2 in
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Sold for $1,250 (buyer's premium included)