Lot 601

2 Sterling Silver Automaton Boxes, Manner of Karl Griesbaum

Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
Artist/Designer; Manufacturer: unknown
Marking(s); notes: marking(s)
Country of origin; materials: Germany, unknown; sterling silver, feather, other (mechanical components)
Dimensions (H, W, D): largest: 2.5"h, 4.25"w, 3.25"d; 35.19 Troy ounces total weight
Additional Information: The sterling silver cases each open to reveal a colorful singing bird automaton with iridescent-like feathers. One key is present which fits both boxes.

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both good, patina to metal, voice of one is unclear, overall functions well though mechanisms hitch occasionally

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