Joe’s Special Box – Volume 23

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and A Collector’s Things

If you’ve ever visited our showroom at 144 South Broad Street, perhaps you know the secret held inside this small yet elaborately detailed box.  Ornately decorated with filigree-like pattern of swirls, this dainty piece has been delighting everyone who sees it for more than two hundred years.  What could the secret be?  Is it a jewelry box?  Perhaps a snuff box?  Let’s use the ring and pull open the bottom drawer…

Nestled inside, is this tiny key…  it’s handle is crafted to resemble a little bird.  Hmm..  a clue!  Any guesses?  We have a bird in a box – and that’s almost exactly what this piece is known as, except for one missing word.  It’s a Singing Bird Box.  

You just want to listen to it over and over!  It’s charming!  Wind him up using the key, then slide the button on the front to the right.  A miniature automaton bird pops up, he dances left and right flapping his wings and tail…  all the while he sings a beautiful song.  And then, when he’s done – he pops back inside and the lid closes.  It’s truly magical!  Come visit him today.

“You can go to a museum and look, or come to Joden and touch.”

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Carrie Martin

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