French Singing Bird Box by Flajoulot
French Singing Bird Box by Flajoulot French Singing Bird Box by Flajoulot French Singing Bird Box by Flajoulot French Singing Bird Box by Flajoulot French Singing Bird Box by Flajoulot
French Singing Bird Box by Flajoulot
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French Singing Bird Box by Flajoulot

  • This early 20th-century singing bird box is the work of E. Flajoulot of Paris
  • This unique wooden box is enveloped in the most exquisite enameling
  • When activated, a stunning hand-feathered bird sings a delightful tune
  • Flajoulot's bird boxes are known for having the finest non-fusée movements of the era
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This remarkable French singing bird box was created by the prestigious E. Flajoulot of Paris, a firm famed for crafting the finest non-fusée bird box movements of the late 19th- and early 20th century, specifically going barrel mechanisms. What makes this objet d'art so unique is its solid wood case enveloped in meticulously hand-painted enamel pastoral scenes. Concealed within is a miniature bird, covered with colorful hand-applied hummingbird feathers. When the lid opens, the bird springs to life singing a lovely tune while moving his beak and flapping his wings. When the birdsong is complete, the tiny creature simply slips back into the box and the lid closes behind it. 

The singing-bird box was first made in the Swiss city of Geneva just before the close of the 18th century by horologist and automatist Pierre Jaquet-Droz. Once the playthings of the aristocracy, these wonderful boxes continue to delight. Known as a tabatière in France (from the French word for tobacco, for they resemble tobacco or snuff boxes), each box conceals a hand-feathered miniature bird. 

Early 20th Century

4 1/8" wide x 2 1/2" deep x 1 1/2" high 
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Dimensions: 4 1/8"W x 1 1/2"H
Period: 19th Century
Origin: France
Type: Bird Boxes
Material: Enamel
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