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Roullet et Decamps Walking Cat Automaton

Auction:
2345
Lot:
575
Sold for:
$1,293$1,100

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

Description:

Roullet et Decamps Walking Cat Automaton, the white fur-covered cat with green glass eyes, pink leather nose, articulated mouth, tail and legs with wooden wheels, her body containing clockwork mechanism and bellows causing the cat to walk forwards while flicking her tail, opening her mouth and "meowing", lg. 19 in. nose to tail, (papier-mache fragile on legs).
Estimate $600-800

Keywords

Automaton, Robotics