Saturday, June 18, 2011

Singing Bird Pistols

I have absolutely no idea what's going on here, but apparently, singing bird pistols are the rarest and most complicated examples of musical watchmaking automaton duelling instruments in history? $5.8 million for the only known pair at Christie's Hong Kong last month.

The Only Pair of Matching Singing Bird Pistols, Attributed to Frères Rochat [ via my stepfather spence]