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Musical Marrotte

Auction:
2314
Lot:
305
Sold for:
$646$550

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

Description:

Musical Marrotte, with French bisque head impressed 5 and clover mark, open mouth, fixed blue-spiraled glass eyes, flange neck and body containing the single-air manivelle movement activated by spinning the turned-wood handle, in original silk jester costume of brocade, red, blue and ivory silk panels, lace ruff and matching hat trimmed with metal-thread and ribbons, ht. 15 1/2 in.
Estimate $500-800

Keywords

bisque head , metal-thread, Brocade, Lace, Silk