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Unusual Automaton of a Kitten in a Slipper

Auction:
2345
Lot:
573
Sold for:
$999$850

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

Description:

Unusual Automaton of a Kitten in a Slipper, possibly Roullet et Decamps, with fur-covered head and paws, whiskers, articulated mouth and green glass eyes, emerging from a large plush-covered plaid slipper, the open-spring clockwork mechanism in the kitten's body causing her to nod, blink and open her mouth, lg. 18 in., ht. 11 in., three linked movements.
Estimate $600-800

Keywords

fur-covered head , Automaton, Robotics