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Singing Bird Automaton

Auction:
2314
Lot:
359
Sold for:
$823$700

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

Description:

Singing Bird Automaton, France, early 20th century, with black / red plumage, moving head, beak and tail, intermittent going-barrel movement and birdsong, on ivy-draped perch in domed brass cage with suspension ring, turned feet and circular base with repousse decoration of intertwined garlands, ht. 12 in.
Estimate $600-800

Keywords

France, Cowon Systems MP3 PLAYER 4 GIG IAUDIO I7 4 GB BLACK/RED FLASH 60 Digital Media Player, Automaton, Robotics