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Singing Bird Music Box Automaton

Auction:
2502
Lot:
743
Sold for:
$3,437$2,900

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2502
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 01, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Singing Bird Music Box Automaton, attributed to Griesbaum, with going barrel movement, bird with yellow, blue, and green plumage, moving head, beak, wings, and tail in an enameled case with pastoral scene with figures, sheep and marked on the bottom Tiffany & Co., (lacking a key), wd. 4 in.
Estimate $2,000-3,000

bellows need restoration, bird presently not singing, automaton action could use adjustment, plumage delicate.

Keywords

Tiffany & Co., Automaton, Robotics