Ridiculously Expensive Jaquet Droz Singing Bird Scent Flask

During one of Sotheby’s latest auctions, a fabulous Jaquet Droz Singing Bird Scent Flask was sold for the staggering sum of $2,530,000, which made it the priciest antique ever sold at auction by Jaquet Droz. The pear-shaped item has exquisite enamel finishes as well as gorgeous jewels, and it includes a 12mm tall representation of a nightingale at its core. Thanks to a complex, mini-organ, the small bird appears to be singing, but the image is actually just a very good illusion.

Expensive Jaquet Droz Singing Bird Scent Flask

The dial of the watch comes in white enamel, and it flaunts roman numerals as well as golden hands that are animated by a gilt brass movement. The face of the timepiece and the small window that surrounds the bird feature half pearls and exquisite rubies, while the border of the piece boasts a gold paillon adorned with arabesque details inspired by 16th century Europe.

The fabulous device was made in 1786 and is undoubtedly one of the most amazing Jaquet Droz creations.

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