19th cent. French tortoiseshell Automation exotic singing bird music box possibly Bontems, engraved gilt lid decorated with Love birds and foliage, opens to reveal an elaborate gilt pierced grill, the birds plumage of multicoloured iridescent feathers the hinged rear compartment needs attention, there is minor damage to one hinge and a small crack bottom side right 4ins. x 2˝ins. x 1˝ins. approx with its original plush lined box.
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