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Musical Automaton of a Black Figure with Top Hat and Cane

Auction:
2760M
Lot:
535
Sold for:
$1,599$1,300

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

Description:

Musical Automaton of a Black Figure with Top Hat and Cane, R. Aldridge, France, the figure wearing a black double-breasted dress coat with tails, white waist coat and bow tie, standing on a wood and brass-wrapped cask, the key-wind, single-air movement activates the raising of the top hat while he nodes his head forward, lowers his left arm holding the cane and seemingly takes a step, while an owl which is perched on a tree trunk beside him raises and lowers, ht. 22 in.
Estimate $1,200-1,800


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Keywords

Top Hat, head forward, France