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Musical Automaton of a Female "Flower Vendor,"

Auction:
2760M
Lot:
536
Sold for:
$492$400

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

Description:

Musical Automaton of a Female "Flower Vendor," R. Aldridge, in the style of Henry Phalibois, the female figure dressed in a chiffon and suede dress with gilt-metal trim and lace, adorning a wide-brimmed bonnet, standing below a tree with an array of dried floweres, the key-wind, single-air mechanism activates the rotating head, her left hand holding a basket of flowers, and her right holding a bouquet of flowers, both rise and fall, all mounted to a green carpeted lawn and a velvet molded base with a plaque reading La Venduse a Fleurs, ht. 26 in.
Estimate $800-1,200

rear object right foot off


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

gilt-metal trim, Henry Phalibois, rotating head