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Double Singing Bird Automaton by Bontems

Auction:
2314
Lot:
361
Sold for:
$1,058$900

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

Description:

Double Singing Bird Automaton by Bontems, No. 321, with red and gray plumage, moving heads and beaks, one with moving tail, in domed cage on circular brass base with repousse design of acanthus leaves, linked rings and foliate-swags, the intermittent going-barrel movement with crank-key and birdsong, ht. 21 in., (good movements and song, birds restored).
Estimate $2,000-3,000

Keywords

Acanthus, Automaton, Robotics