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Renou Magician Automaton

Auction:
3093M
Lot:
725
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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3093M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
April 20, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

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


Items may have wear and tear, imperfections, or the effects of aging. 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 shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

France, Ancient Greek technology, Automation, Automaton, Bisque, Learning, Paperweight, Robotics, Technology, Velvet, Visual arts