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Musical Automaton of a Female "Magician,"

Auction:
2760M
Lot:
537
Sold for:
$984$800

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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 "Magician," R. Aldridge, in the style of Henry Phalibois, the woman dressed in a blue velvet ruffled dress with gilt-wire highlights and a beaded necklace, stands below a tree adorned with dried flowers, the key-wind, single-air mechanism activates the rabbit that appears to be jumping through a hoop that is held in her right hand, the globe or ball dances through the air and the floating basket of flowers seems to be controled by her left hand, all the while her head nods up and down, ht. 20 in.
Estimate $1,200-1,800


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Keywords

Magician, Henry Phalibois