Scene Mecanique Automaton of a French Port
- Sold for:
- Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2314
- Date / Time :
- November 03, 2005 10:00AM
Scene Mecanique Automaton of a French Port, circa 1860, the papier-mache and painted-card harbor scene with three-masted ship in estuary, viaduct and tower with soldier, on ebonized base containing the two-air pull-string cylinder movement causing the ship to toss on tissue-paper waves, the sentry to patrol in the tower and a steam train to cross the viaduct, under painted glass dome, ht. 21 in., (good original condition).