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A rare late 19thC French Bontems singing bird tortoiseshell box

the case of rectangular form, slide bar switch to the front releasing the hinged lid and exposing the iridescent feathered singing bird, with articulated wings and accompanying synchronised bird song, standing above a grilled and engraved oval panel. Key wind, working order, hinges to the back flap faulted. 103 x 65 x 35mm. In red leather outer box.

Realised: $3,400