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Skinner AuctionsMarlborough MA
April 20, 2018 10:00 AMCalender

Renou Magician Automaton

Sell one like this
Auction: Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3093MLocation: MarlboroughDate / Time: April 20, 2018 10:00AM


Renou Magician Automaton, France, bisque head impressed "1" with straight neck, open mouth, large blue paperweight eyes, pierced ears, cork pate, left bisque hand holding the lid of a die-shaped box that rests on velvet-covered base, going-barrel movement playing one air, dressed in a velvet peach-colored jacket with lace sleeves, ht. 15 1/2 in.
Estimate $2,000-3,000

music box and portions of the mechanism function but needs cleaning, lubrication and adjustment, lacking wig, one eye needs adjustment. Stop/start lever needs adjustment, lacking wand, two rim chips to the reverse of the head, and exhibits adhesive residue through the head and face

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