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Unusual Santa Manivelle Automaton

Auction:
2314
Lot:
334
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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2314
Location:
Bolton
Date / Time :
November 03, 2005 10:00AM

Description:

Unusual Santa Manivelle Automaton, Germany, early 20th century, the two Santa figures with papier-maché heads, hands, and booted feet, in original red felt outfits, standing on rectangular snowy base containing hand-turned movement playing Silent Night and causing the Santas to bend and wave green feather trees over a cloth bag of wooden toys and snow balls, ht. 8 1/2, wd. 9 1/2, dp. 4 1/8 in.
Estimate $1,000-2,000

Keywords

Germany, Automaton, Gippsland, Santa Claus, Snowy River