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Scène Mécanique Automaton

Auction:
2345
Lot:
564
Sold for:
$999$850

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2345
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 29, 2006 10:00AM

Description:

Scène Mécanique Automaton, depicting a three-masted British ship tossing on stormy seas accompanied by two-air pull-string cylinder movement, with painted card buildings on the shore, under painted glass dome, on ebonized base, ht. 16 1/2 in., (sea replaced, dome repaired).
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Keywords

Byzantine architecture, Roofs