Lot: 87. Singing Bird in Gilded Cage by Blaise Bontems
A wooden based bird cage with rich gold leaf finish has metal ormolu fence,heavy cast brass ball finial and handle,and green velvet interior floor. A heavy bronze bird perch intertwined with leaves and flowers is on the interior. A brown feathered bird sits on the perch. Movements: the bird turns head from side to side,shakes tail feathers,opens and closes beak and double-chirps ("gui-gui"). France. Circa 1880. 20" (52 cm). Exhibits: Hospice Saint-Charles,Liege.
Realized Price: 3100
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