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Lever-Operated Magician Automaton

Auction:
2314
Lot:
312
Sold for:
$323$275

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

Description:

Lever-Operated Magician Automaton, circa 1890, with German bisque head impressed 2/o, closed mouth, painted eyes, molded blonde hair, papier-mache conical hat edged in gilt-paper, wood body with carved and painted lower limbs, paper-covered table and wood base, a lever at the back causing the figure to nod his head and uncover an object (missing) with a lifting and twisting motion of the right hand, in the original parti-colored clown's costume trimmed with lace and ruff, ht. 11 in.
Estimate $300-500

Keywords

bisque head , Automaton, Lever