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Unusual Vulgar Picture Automaton of a Cobbler

Auction:
2345
Lot:
565
Sold for:
$4,406$3,750

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

Description:

Unusual Vulgar Picture Automaton of a Cobbler, the hand-colored paper scene depicting a dilapidated atelier with articulated figure of the cobbler at work beneath a crooked sign Lanpegne, Au SouliƩ Minion, in glazed rosewood frame with hinged flap concealing going-barrel mechanism which causes the figure to raise or lower his head, open his mouth and lift his arms simultaneously as he pulls apart two threads connected to a large hole in the center of his trousers, which he is attempting to sew back together, 13 1/4 x 15 3/4 in., three movements.
Estimate $2,000-3,000

Keywords

Automaton, Robotics