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Antique Charles Abraham Bruguier Clock

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Sold Date: 6/8/2002
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Charles Abraham Bruguier

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Fine and rare gilt bronze singing bird cage with two birds and watch. Attributed to Charles Abraham Bruguier, Geneva, circa 1840. Attributed to Charles Abraham Bruguier, Geneva, No. 386, circa 1840.Extremely. Fine and rare gilt bronze singing bird cage with two birds and watch. C. Gilt bronze octagonal, body and base, standing on four cast and chased scalloped shell feet, the bottom section containing the movements, with acanthus leaf moldings and further floral decoration, the watch dial below the hinged doors of the cage supported on four pairs of twinned columns with pierced gilt floral scroll dividers, gilt brass side panels made of lattice openwork with fleurette intersections. The dome fixed between cast and chased acanthus scroll pediments with the pierced tileattern sides and corners decorated with florally scrolled panel, a double acanthus leaf support for the ring handle. The birds inside the cage, supported on bars between side pillars. Moving their bodies, wings, tails, opening their beaks and turning their heads, the birds sing one after another, seeming to reply to each other's song. D. White enamel, radial Roman numerals. Blued steel Breguet hands. M. Brass plates, turned pillars, fusee with chain, fly regulator, circular bellow, eight liftincams, the bird operating mechanism on the top plate. Watch: Later gilt-brass three-quarter plate movement with cylinder escapement, the white enamel dial with Roman numerals.Dim. 33 x 13 x 13 cm.

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