Lot 2006
  • 2006


30,000 - 50,000 HKD
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  • diameter 28 cm; height 53 cm
• key winding musical movement • gold plated brass domed cage with base decorated with foliate motif • two automaton comprising birds standing on a brass rod, rod surrounded by man-made leaf decoration • music activated on the hour or on demand • case signed


The movement works properly in stop/music/inter mode after winding when the time of cataloguing, The cage shows light hairline scratches and oxidization, the gold plated has peeled off slightly on the edge. The two birds are in good condition, the feather looks complete, smooth and tidy, the fake leaves curl because of humidity. brass rod shows oxidized. Overall in good condition. Please note that the movement has not tested for the duration and may need service at the buyer's discretion.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

Catalogue Note

With a winding key.