11-01-2014 11-01-2014
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
2760M Marlborough
November 1, 2014 10:00AMCalender

Musical Automaton Baby Doll Egg

Auction: Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2760M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: November 01, 2014 10:00AM


Musical Automaton Baby Doll Egg, R. Aldridge, France, the composite ostrich egg appears to have hatched a chiffon and lace dressed baby with protruding legs, torso, arms, and head, that moves when the key-wind, single-air mechanism is wound, two butterflies flutter around while she attempts to catch them in her net, she sits on a gilt-metal three-legged stool that rests on a velvet-lined molded base, ht. 17 in.
Estimate $600-800

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