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Scene Mecanique Automaton of a French Port

Auction:
2314
Lot:
339
Sold for:
$3,525$3,000

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

Description:

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).
Estimate $3,000-4,000

Keywords

French Port