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Manivelle Automaton of a Village Dance

Auction:
2314
Lot:
331
Sold for:
$1,880$1,600

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

Description:

Manivelle Automaton of a Village Dance, with five Schoeneau & Hoffmeister bisque-headed figures, two seated musicians with banjos and three dancers in original polychrome satin costumes trimmed with metal-thread and beads, under golden bower of metal-thread arches, flowers and fruit supported by turned and painted columns, on figured paper-covered base with hand-turned mechanism playing two airs and causing the musicians to turn their heads and strum, and the dancers to twirl in circles, wd. 16 in.
Estimate $2,000-3,000

Keywords

metal-thread, metal-thread arches, Automaton, Banjo, Bead, Beadwork, Heavy metal music