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Bontems Singing Bird Bocage Automaton

Auction:
2314
Lot:
351
Sold for:
$1,175$1,000

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

Description:

Bontems Singing Bird Bocage Automaton, with two stationary and two mechanical birds (one drinking, one bobbing and flapping wings) with iridescent plumage, in papier-mache landscape with blossom tree, foliage and mirror-stream fed by glass-twist waterfall, on ebonized base containing the going-barrel movements and bellows for birdsong, ht. 23 in., (one stationary bird missing head, otherwise good overall condition).
Estimate $2,000-3,000

Keywords

stationary bird missing head , US Federal Reserve, Automaton, Bellows, Robotics