The Only Pair of Matching Singing Bird Pistols, Attributed to Frères Rochat

This is what I love about my job: Some people seem to have made it their business to email me all kinds of funny, kooky, weird and amazing artwork to look at. This video comes to us via crafthaus member Dauvit Alexander  from Scotland who saw it on YouTube. Unbelievable automaton mechanics and incredible metalwork.

Thank you, Dauvit. Enjoy y'all!

Brigitte

Aurel Bacs, International Head of the Watch Department at the auction house Christie's, shares his passion and knowledge of the only known matching pair of gold and enamel singing bird pistols, offered at Christie's Hong Kong Important Watches sale on 30 May 2011.

Among the most valuable and important works of art remaining in private hands, the value and ingenuity of these pistols are beyond description and must be seen and heard to be truly appreciated.

The pistols are made of gold which shows off the enamel work beautifully. They're also decorated with pearls and diamonds.

Wait for the bird!

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