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Automaton of a Monkey on a Rocking Horse

Auction:
2345
Lot:
581
Sold for:
$588$500

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

Description:

Automaton of a Monkey on a Rocking Horse, probably England, mid 20th century. with carved head, grimacing expression, hands holding riding crop, pointed shoes, blue velvet riding habit and tricorn hat with feather, sitting on painted rocking horse with counterweighted clockwork mechanism causing the horse to rock and the monkey to rear in the saddle, lg. 25 in., ht. 20 in.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Keywords

United Kingdom, carved head , Automaton, Rear, Rocking horse, Saddle