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Automaton of a Carousel by Renou

Auction:
2314
Lot:
337
Sold for:
$4,113$3,500

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

Description:

Automaton of a Carousel by Renou, circa 1900, with two bisque-headed girls riding on rabbits and two boys, dressed as clowns, riding on horses suspended from a candystripe cotton canopy trimmed with metal-thread braid and glass balls, the central revolving pole with mirrored pillar and satin-covered base containing the going-barrel movement playing one air, ht. 18 in., (original costumes and covering, one horse lacking back legs).
Estimate $4,000-6,000

Keywords

metal-thread braid, Automaton, Carousel, Clown, Trim