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Roullet et Decamps Jumping Cat Automaton

Auction:
2345
Lot:
576
Sold for:
$588$500

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

Description:

Roullet et Decamps Jumping Cat Automaton, with white fur-covered body, green glass eyes, articulated legs with wooden paws, holding a pink velvet-coiled hoop hung with bells, the key-wind clockwork movement in the body causing the cat to jump, ht. 6 1/2 in.

Literature: Bailly, Automata, The Golden Age, p. 286.
Estimate $300-500

Keywords

Automaton, Robotics