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The Only Pair of Matching Singing Bird Pistols

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posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 11:57 AM
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I wasn't sure where to post this, but I am sure the mods will find a proper home for it. Thank you in advance.

These are both beautiful and amazing

A pair of Derringer style pistols made in 1820. Made out of gold and highlighted with pearls and diamonds. When you pull the trigger, a tiny, animated mechanical bird pops out of the barrel and sings. There are only four other pistols like this in the world and this is the only known matching pair.


Aurel Bacs, International Head of the Watch Department, shares his passion and knowledge of the only known matching pair of gold and enamel singing bird pistols, to be offered at Christie’s Hong Kong Important Watches sale on 30 May 2011. Among the most valuable and important works of art remaining in private hands, the value and ingenuity of these pistols are beyond description and must be seen and heard to be truly appreciated.


Some screen shots from the video:





christies.com - video




posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 12:16 PM
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Incredibly intricate mechanism..wow. That detail was incredible on the birds.



posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 12:48 PM
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O_O ty OP, thats more amazing than lots of modern inventions i saw recently



posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 03:00 PM
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Very cool. I take it that they don't actually fire bullets.



posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 03:00 PM
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edit on 28-3-2012 by Skid Mark because: Dang thing repeated a couple times.



posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 03:00 PM
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edit on 28-3-2012 by Skid Mark because: (no reason given)



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