Jaquet Droz Singing Bird Cage Clock Sold for $305,000

The Small Singing Bird Cage Clock with Automaton Jumping Bird & Automaton Waterfall, attributed to Jaquet-Droz et Leschot Geneva which headlined Antiquorum’s auction in Geneva on November 10, sold to a Russian collector for CHF 291,750 ($305,000). Made circa 1785, this is an extremely fine and diminutive, gilded-brass, automaton singing bird clock with “jumping” early-type painted bird with automated beak, wings, tail and automaton waterfall activated at will and by the clock every three hours.

Jaquet Droz Singing Bird Cage Clock Sold for $305,000
The auction of “Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces”, held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Geneva, which offered nearly 1000 lot sale brought a total of CHF 12.9 million, with 80% sold by lot and 131% by value.

Jaquet Droz Singing Bird Cage Clock Sold for $305,000

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Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.


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