a musical parrot’s head cane watch. The parrot’s head is elaborately carved and decorated, with the individual barbs of each feather carefully delineated, and decorated with contrasting champlevé enamel (enameling in which a metal surface has hollows carved in it which are then filled with enamel, and fired). The cover over the watch is released by a catch in the handle and is spring loaded so that when it pops open it looks like the parrot has raised its crest. Inside is a wonderful watch movement in an octagonal case, with a miniature music box hidden below it that plays when you open the case.
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