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Important Silver and Objects of Vertu to be sold at Christie’s October 21

NEW YORK.- On October 21, Christie’s Important Silver and Objects of Vertu sale will present 218 precious works in silver and gold by well-known craftsmen such as Paul Storr, Mario Buccellati and many others. Highlighting the sale is an extraordinary Swiss gold, enamel and pearl-set singing-bird box with a rare double watch movement, Geneva, circa 1813 (estimate: $100,000 – 150,000). A gorgeous union between Frères Rochat, Swiss watch maker, and the exquiste craftsmanship by George Rémond, gold box maker, and Piguet & Capt, retailer, this singing bird box epitomizes the creativity of watch makers in Europe to satisfy the ever-growing demands by European, Middle Eastern, and Asian clientele in the early 19th century. The box cover and watch dials are delicately set with pearl laden borders and illustrates a scene of a mother and child with the father looking on. In addition, the bird sings four musical