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Climbing Monkey Automaton

Auction:
2314
Lot:
246
Sold for:
$294$250

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2314
Location:
Bolton
Date / Time :
November 03, 2005 10:00AM

Description:

Climbing Monkey Automaton, Germany, 19th century, with bisque character head, papier-mache body with pulley for climbing mechanism, wire arms, coil spring legs, carved hands and feet with blue shoes and bells, in lace- trimmed red and yellow clown costume, (fabric soiled and unstable, inoperative), ht. 10 1/2 in.
Estimate $300-400

Keywords

Germany, bisque character head , Coil, Electromagnetic coil, Fashion, Lace, Shoe