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Phalibois Singing Bird on Perch Automaton

Auction:
2314
Lot:
352
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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2314
Location:
Bolton
Date / Time :
November 03, 2005 10:00AM

Description:

Phalibois Singing Bird on Perch Automaton, the exotic brightly-colored bird with iridescent green-and-blue plumage, articulated head, beak and tail, on reconstructed 42-inch perch to reeded circular giltwood base with bass relief, going-barrel movement and birdsong bellows, ht. 48 in.

Literature: Christian Bailly, Flights of Fancy, p. 344.
Estimate $6,000-8,000

Keywords

Christian Bailly, Automaton, Robotics