10-27-2017 10-27-2017
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
3035M Marlborough
October 27, 2017 10:00AMCalender

Monkey on a Bicycle Automaton Musical Box

Auction: Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3035M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: October 27, 2017 10:00AM


Monkey on a Bicycle Automaton Musical Box, Symphonion, Germany, grain-painted case with hand-colored lithograph card of dogs and cats playing instruments flanking the two passages in which the monkey riding a bicycle along the track rides, lever-wind, single comb with star-wheel assembly, and single roller, housed in the under carriage of the hinged lidded box, single 6-in. disc, ht. 12 1/2 in.
Estimate $600-800

music plays clear, automaton gearing needs adjustment, dogs head appears to be replaced

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Symphonion, Germany