Lever-Operated Magician Automaton
- Sold for:
- Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2314
- Date / Time :
- November 03, 2005 10:00AM
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.