Lot 124

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Automaton enamel and gilt musical bird box, German, early 20th C., case by Emil Brenk, movement likely by Karl Griesbaum, case ornately designed on all sides with gilded and etched geometric designs to sides, enameled top with floral swags on cobalt blue ground with accents of white and black enamel, sliding button on front opens cover to reveal a feathered automon bird that flap wings and opens beak while twirling around atop a reticulated oval panel, winding mechanism to base along with marks "EB" and "METALL", wear consistent with age and use including rubbing of gilt, no winding key, singing mechanism not working but automation mechanism is, wear to feathers, etc., 2" h. x 4 1/4" w. x 3" d.

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