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Automaton of a Carousel by Renou

Auction:
2314
Lot:
338
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, with four bisque-headed passengers in original costumes (two girls, two boys) riding wicker gondolas suspended from papier-mache airships, on revolving pole with candystripe canopy trimmed with pressed-brass cornice, metal-thread braid and glass baubles, on circular base containing the going-barrel movement playing one air, on red-painted bun feet, ht. 18 in.
Estimate $4,000-6,000

Keywords

metal-thread braid, Automaton, Bun, Carousel, Mache, Trim