I love collecting watches, although nothing I have would be considered rare. And if you are sailing in the same boat and wish for something more precious to add to your collection, then head to Hong Kong where Antiquorum Auctioneers is putting up a sale of “Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces”. Headlining the auction is a Les Freres Rochat gold and mother of pearl singing bird jewel box which was once owned by the Empress Josephine. Estimated to fetch $200,000 -$300,000 and dated to 1800s, the rare gold and mother-of-pearl table jewel box features a singing bird that has musical movements.
The keepsake will come with a fixed golden case along with two reference books; which is the Automata by Chapuis Droz, 1958 and Antique Automatons, A la Vieille Russie, Inc., loan exhibition, 1950 to add to your antique collectables.