Science, Technology & Clocks
Skinner AuctionsMarlborough MA
June 2, 2012 10:00 AM
Auction: Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2600MLocation: MarlboroughDate / Time: June 02, 2012 10:00AM
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.
Cage loose from base, on-off lever now accessed from bottom of cage.