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A singing bird automaton in a Sèvres-style cache-pot, attributed to Bontems, French, circa 1875
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A singing bird automaton in a Sèvres-style cache-pot, attributed to Bontems, French, circa 1875
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A singing bird automaton in a Sèvres-style cache-pot, attributed to Bontems, French, circa 1875
the feathered bird moves his beak, head and tail feathers while singing a cheerful song mounted on a flowering branch rising from a mossy base decorated with leaves and berries contained in a cache-pot decorated at the front with lovers in a romantic setting within tooled gilt and bleu-celeste borders, the pot with scroll handles and similar feet, the reverse painted with a spray of summer flowers
52cm. 20½in. high
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