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Large Roullet et Decamps "Puss in Boots" Nodding Automaton

Auction:
2314
Lot:
372
Sold for:
$2,585$2,200

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

Description:

Large Roullet et Decamps "Puss in Boots" Nodding Automaton, circa 1900, the fur-covered cat with green glass eyes, articulated jaw, papier-mache boots, and clockwork mechanism in the body causing him to nod and move his mouth as though speaking, with (replaced) cape and sword, ht. 26 in.
Estimate $2,000-3,000

Keywords

Puss in Boots, Automaton, Fictional cats, Robotics