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Musical Automaton Photograph Album by Ami Rivenc

Auction:
2314
Lot:
340
Sold for:
$1,880$1,600

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

Description:

Musical Automaton Photograph Album by Ami Rivenc, with gilt-tooled leather binding, embossed pages, tune-sheet and plaque of Ami Rivenc, Fabricant a Geneve, the back page with glazed scene mecanique of a tissue-paper sea with three-masted rocking ship, windmill on cliffs, and painted horizon, with cylinder movement playing Il Baccio, Valse and Guillaume Tell, Priere and causing the waves to toss and windmill sails to turn, 10 x 12 in.
Estimate $400-600

Keywords

Ami Rivenc, Guillaume Tell, Agricultural buildings, Automaton, Pumps, Smock mills, Wind power, Windmill