06-02-201206-02-2012
Skinner Auctions
Skinner AuctionsMarlborough MA
June 2, 2012 10:00 AMCalender
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Singing Bird Automaton

$889$750
Auction: Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2600MLocation: MarlboroughDate / Time: June 02, 2012 10:00AM

Description:

Singing Bird Automaton, probably France, c. 1900, the brass case with repousse decoration, single bird with aqua, gray, and black plumage on a limb with ceramic flowers, clockwork mechanism activates tail, head, and beak while singing a birdsong, ht. 21 in.
Estimate $500-700

Cage loose from base, on-off lever now accessed from bottom of cage.

Keywords

France