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Singing Bird Automaton

Auction:
3300T
Lot:
1051
Sold for:
$246$200

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Auction:
Discovery - 3300T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
October 16, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

Singing Bird Automaton, France, 20th century, brass case with repousse decoration, single bird with yellow plumage on a limb with vines, clockwork mechanism activates tail, head, and beak, ht. 10 in.
Estimate $300-500

working as designed with good color plumage.


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, Academic disciplines, Ancient Greek technology, Automation, Automaton, Bird, Clockwork, Feathers, Plumage, Robotics, Technology, Time, Waddesdon Manor

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