I have had the recent privilege of working on a very peculiar singing bird box by Rochat. So far my inquiries have not revealed any knowledge of this particular Rochat box. The 18k vari-coloured gold engine turned diamond adorned box houses three gilt mechanisms, including chain fusée and cylindrical bellows for the singing bird automaton, [...]
I thought I would share this rather interesting story, conservation at its best. Watch the the video below to hear the tune played by a 19th century pig, while the RMS Titanic sank to the cold Atlantic floor.