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Austrian .835 Silver and Enamel Bird Automaton Box

Auction:
2975B
Lot:
207
Sold for:
$3,690$3,000

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2975B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
January 12, 2017 4:00PM

Description:

Austrian .835 Silver and Enamel Bird Automaton Box, late 19th/early 20th century, with painted enamel scene of winged putti at various pursuits throughout, lg. 3 7/8 in.
Estimate $2,500-3,500

Scattered professional over-painting to enamel, largest area is just beneath upper opening extending along the edge, overall fairly unobtrusive. Minor chipped losses to enamel, most visible to the left figural medallion and blue field to the back panel. Back panel slightly bowed from case. Mechanism not guarantee to be in working order, does wind and bird moves stiffly (does not sing).


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Arts, Automaton, Ceramic art, Coatings, Decorative arts, Glass art, Jewellery making, Manufacturing, Putto, Visual arts, Vitreous enamel

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