07-09-2011 07-09-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2554B Boston
July 9, 2011 10:00 AMCalender
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Gilt-bronze Monkey Bell

$980$800
Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2554B Location: Boston Date / Time: July 09, 2011 10:00AM

Description:

Gilt-bronze Monkey Bell, the seated monkey forging a drum-shaped bell with a hammer, designed to ring bell with hammer when the monkey's tail is pulled, on oval gray marble base, ht. 6 3/4 in.
Estimate $400-600

The hammer no longer strikes bell, bell with some corrosion and pitting, several components loose, chips to marble.