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"Hoyt Life Picture" Automaton

Auction:
2724M
Lot:
617
Sold for:
$1,230$1,000

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2724M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 03, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

"Hoyt Life Picture" Automaton, c. 1900, the chromolithographed paper portrait depicting a black farmer in checked shirt and hat, with articulated eyes, eyelids, head and upper lip, the double-spring mechanism causing the portrait to look from left to right, narrowing his eyes and lowering his head, in black-painted frame with partial label on back, ht. 20 34 x wd. 15 3/4 in.
Estimate $2,000-4,000

tears in upper left and right corners and object right half way down.


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black farmer