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Singing Bird Clock Automaton by Bontems

Auction:
2314
Lot:
388
Sold for:
$4,113$3,500

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

Description:

Singing Bird Clock Automaton by Bontems, the two-train movement by Japy Freres, Roman dial, gilt-brass bezel and countwheel strike on bell, in rocky papier-mache landscape with irredescent beetles, verdure, foliage, glass-twist waterfall, one stationary and four moving birds (two flitting, one bobbing, one flapping wings and moving his head) in blossom tree, on ebonized base containing the going-barrel movement driving pulleys, bellows and seven brass cams, ht. 25 in.
Estimate $4,000-6,000

Keywords

Automaton, Robotics