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Singing Bird Automaton

Auction:
2873M
Lot:
546
Sold for:
$277$225

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Auction:
Discovery - 2873M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
January 14, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

Singing Bird Automaton, France, early 20th century, the brass case with repousse decoration, single bird with red plumage, on a limb with vines, (imperfections), ht. 11, dia. 6 1/2 in.
Estimate $200-300


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

France, Ancient Greek technology, Automation, Automaton, Repoussé and chasing, Robotics

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