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Autoperipatetikos Clockwork Walking Doll

Auction:
2314
Lot:
301
Sold for:
$441$375

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

Description:

Autoperipatetikos Clockwork Walking Doll, by Martin & Runyon, patent July 15 1862, with papier-maché shoulderhead, molded black hair, painted features, composition lower arms holding baton, gold-painted metal boots, and conical skirt containing the key-wind movement, in period printed lawn and lace-trimmed dress (wear on original paint, fabric repairs around neck), ht. 10 in.
Estimate $300-500

Keywords

metal boots, Skirt