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Louis E. Meyer "Grand Complication" Skeleton Clock

Louis E. Meyer "Grand Complication" Skeleton Clock

Auction:
2890M
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Apr 29, 2016
Lot:
138
Sold for:
$39,975$32,500

Louis E. Meyer "Grand Complication" Skeleton Clock, St. Charles, Missouri, 1876, the ebonized pedestal supports two columns with maker's boss and dates, the object left reads: Made by L. E. More ...

Japanned Musical Bracket Clock with Automata by Stephen Rimbault

Japanned Musical Bracket Clock with Automata by Stephen Rimbault

Auction:
2527M
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Nov 20, 2010
Lot:
482
Sold for:
$22,515$19,000

Japanned Musical Bracket Clock with Automata by Stephen Rimbault, London, c. 1765, the lacquered case with gilt raised figures, caddy top, four brass finials and carrying handle, glazed dial door More ...

Musical Box with Automata by Matthes

Musical Box with Automata by Matthes

Auction:
2447
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Jul 25, 2009
Lot:
402
Sold for:
$1,541$1,300

Musical Box with Automata by Matthes, Germany, the painted stage with lithographed background and maker's label on the bottom, supports three girls and two boys in period costumes and bisque heads More ...

Rare 18kt Gold Sur-Plateau Musical Snuff Box

Rare 18kt Gold Sur-Plateau Musical Snuff Box

Auction:
2419
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Aug 23, 2008
Lot:
917
Sold for:
$9,000$9,000

Rare 18kt Gold Sur-Plateau Musical Snuff Box, No. 521, probably by Piguet et Meylan, with 1 1/2-inch disc playing two airs, twenty-five teeth on one side and twenty on the other, stop/start and More ...

Rare French Quarter-Chiming Table Clock with Wizard Automaton

Rare French Quarter-Chiming Table Clock with Wizard Automaton

Auction:
2419
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Aug 23, 2008
Lot:
920
Sold for:
$28,000$28,000

Rare French Quarter-Chiming Table Clock with Wizard Automaton, c. 1870, the black marble case with bronze figure of a boy dressed as a wizard, his right arm articulated at the shoulder for lateral More ...

Roullet et Decamps Dancing Farmer Automaton

Roullet et Decamps Dancing Farmer Automaton

Auction:
2419
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Aug 23, 2008
Lot:
927
Sold for:
$4,750$4,750

Roullet et Decamps Dancing Farmer Automaton, with papier-mache character head, painted eyes, smiling mouth, rosy nose and cheeks, sheepskin wig, painted metal hands holding an accordion, More ...

Fine Diamond-set Gold and Enamel Carillon Musical Box Attributed to John Rich

Fine Diamond-set Gold and Enamel Carillon Musical Box Attributed to John Rich

Auction:
2383
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Oct 28, 2007
Lot:
550
Sold for:
$94,000$80,000

Fine Diamond-set Gold and Enamel Carillon Musical Box Attributed to John Rich, movement and case marked No. 1, signed and dated on the mainspring, Benson & Ibell, August 1796, playing two tunes on More ...

Important Gold and Enamel Signed Singing Bird Box by Jaquet-Droz & Leschot

Important Gold and Enamel Signed Singing Bird Box by Jaquet-Droz & Leschot

Auction:
2383
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Oct 28, 2007
Lot:
558
Sold for:
$182,000$160,000

Important Gold and Enamel Signed Singing Bird Box by Jaquet-Droz & Leschot, London, circa 1785, the bird with iridescent blue, green and red plumage, moving bone beak, wings, and tail, the swiveling More ...

Rare Coin-Operated Vichy Automaton Gymnast with Two Chairs

Rare Coin-Operated Vichy Automaton Gymnast with Two Chairs

Auction:
2383
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Oct 28, 2007
Lot:
617
Sold for:
$110,500$95,000

Rare Coin-Operated Vichy Automaton Gymnast with Two Chairs, with papier-mache head, brown glass eyes, smiling mouth with painted teeth, arched brows and theatrical make-up, standing between two More ...

Rare Lambert Automaton of "La Lecon du Chante" (The Singing Lesson)

Rare Lambert Automaton of "La Lecon du Chante" (The Singing Lesson)

Auction:
2383
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Oct 28, 2007
Lot:
626
Unsold
 

Rare Lambert Automaton of "La Lecon du Chante" (The Singing Lesson), c. 1890, depicting a singing master elegantly-posed with baton and ebonized music stand directing his female student, the More ...

Exceptional Pair of Life-Sized Jean Roulet Blackamoore Musician Automata

Exceptional Pair of Life-Sized Jean Roulet Blackamoore Musician Automata

Auction:
2383
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Oct 28, 2007
Lot:
645
Sold for:
$501,000$450,000

Exceptional Pair of Life-Sized Jean Roulet Blackamoore Musician Automata, depicting man with flute and a woman with pan pipes, standing cross-legged as they lean against papier-mache tree stumps, More ...

Rare Automaton of a Louisiana Black Smoker by Vichy

Rare Automaton of a Louisiana Black Smoker by Vichy

Auction:
2355
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Mar 24, 2007
Lot:
634
Sold for:
$105,000$90,000

Rare Automaton of a Louisiana Black Smoker by Vichy, with papier-mache head, brown eyes with articulated lids, open / closed mouth with painted teeth, sculpted cheekbones, chin and eyebrows, and More ...

Rare Twenty-Key Barrel Organ Automaton by Théroude for Thibouville Lamy

Rare Twenty-Key Barrel Organ Automaton by Théroude for Thibouville Lamy

Auction:
2345
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Jul 29, 2006
Lot:
542
Sold for:
$9,400$8,000

Rare Twenty-Key Barrel Organ Automaton by Théroude for Thibouville Lamy, circa 1862, with six-air barrel operating five cams, a brass starwheel and a pinned wheel on wood shaft and causing the More ...

Rare Early Magician Automaton by Théroude

Rare Early Magician Automaton by Théroude

Auction:
2345
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Jul 29, 2006
Lot:
567
Sold for:
$24,675$21,000

Rare Early Magician Automaton by Théroude, with gesso-over-wood head, curled black silk wig, articulated eyes and lower jaw, standing with a silvered cup in each hand behind a table with turned and More ...

Early Théroude Monkey Cellist Automaton Playing "God Save the Queen"

Early Théroude Monkey Cellist Automaton Playing "God Save the Queen"

Auction:
2345
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Jul 29, 2006
Lot:
582
Sold for:
$4,994$4,250

Early Théroude Monkey Cellist Automaton Playing "God Save the Queen", with papier-mâché head, yellow glass eyes, "powdered" wig in pigtail, and artciulated mouth, seated with guitar and bow in More ...

Renou Automaton of a Magician

Renou Automaton of a Magician

Auction:
2345
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Jul 29, 2006
Lot:
585
Sold for:
$16,450$14,000

Renou Automaton of a Magician, with Jumeau bisque head impressed M, straight neck, closed mouth, large blue paperweight eyes, pierced ears, cork pate, brown mohair wig falling in ringlets, bisque More ...

Rare Gustave Vichy Automaton of a Drunkard in a Barrel

Rare Gustave Vichy Automaton of a Drunkard in a Barrel

Auction:
2345
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Jul 29, 2006
Lot:
592
Sold for:
$14,100$12,000

Rare Gustave Vichy Automaton of a Drunkard in a Barrel, with papier-mâché head, brown paperweight eyes with lashes, articulated mouth with sharp teeth, rosy cheeks, chin and upturned nose, painted More ...

Roullet et Decamps Automaton of the Dancer Loie Fuller

Roullet et Decamps Automaton of the Dancer Loie Fuller

Auction:
2345
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Jul 29, 2006
Lot:
599
Sold for:
$47,000$40,000

Roullet et Decamps Automaton of the Dancer Loie Fuller, with bisque socket head impressed 2, closed mouth, fixed brown feathered eyes, pierced ears, chestnut hair wig, bisque shoulder plate and More ...

Phalibois Automaton from a Traveling Exhibition

Phalibois Automaton from a Traveling Exhibition

Auction:
2345
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Jul 29, 2006
Lot:
600
Sold for:
$36,425$31,000

Phalibois Automaton from a Traveling Exhibition, titled "New Woman", probably once coin-operated, depicting a father rocking his two children while his wife sleeps, with papier-mache head, More ...

Automaton of a Blackforest Potato Eater

Automaton of a Blackforest Potato Eater

Auction:
2314
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Nov 03, 2005
Lot:
311
Sold for:
$2,115$1,800

Automaton of a Blackforest Potato Eater, signed on the underside P.A. Muller a Pau, Fecit 1922, the papier-mache figure in painted polychrome Bavarian costume, with articulated eyes and jaw, More ...

Early Scene Mecanique Automaton of a Spanish Serenade

Early Scene Mecanique Automaton of a Spanish Serenade

Auction:
2314
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Nov 03, 2005
Lot:
343
Sold for:
$11,750$10,000

Early Scene Mecanique Automaton of a Spanish Serenade, possibly by Phalibois, circa 1870, modeled as an enclosed garden with painted brick wall and path leading to a rustic gate, on the left a More ...

Fine Gustave Vichy Automaton of a Japanese Mask Seller

Fine Gustave Vichy Automaton of a Japanese Mask Seller

Auction:
2314
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Nov 03, 2005
Lot:
345
Sold for:
$41,125$35,000

Fine Gustave Vichy Automaton of a Japanese Mask Seller, with papier-mache head, brown paperweight eyes with articulated lids, down lashes and arched feathered brows, open smiling mouth with inset More ...

Early Tableau Mecanique Automaton of a Magician

Early Tableau Mecanique Automaton of a Magician

Auction:
2314
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Nov 03, 2005
Lot:
383
Sold for:
$12,925$11,000

Early Tableau Mecanique Automaton of a Magician, possibly by Theroude, circa 1850, with parian head, molded blonde hair, closed mouth, painted eyes, wood body and carved hands holding two paper More ...

Bremond Tableau Mecanique of a Harpist

Bremond Tableau Mecanique of a Harpist

Auction:
2314
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Nov 03, 2005
Lot:
384
Sold for:
$3,525$3,000

Bremond Tableau Mecanique of a Harpist, circa 1860, the hand-tinted lithographed paper figure with articulated head and hands, hair parted at the centre and arranged in a laurel garland, in flowing More ...

Twenty-Key Barrel Organ by Thibouville Lamy with Automaton Monkey Violinist

Twenty-Key Barrel Organ by Thibouville Lamy with Automaton Monkey Violinist

Auction:
2283
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - May 03, 2005
Lot:
116
Sold for:
$18,800$16,000

Twenty-Key Barrel Organ by Thibouville Lamy with Automaton Monkey Violinist, circa 1860, with papier-mache head, carved and painted wood lower limbs, articulated eyes, lip, ankle and left leg, in More ...

Exceptional Picture Automaton by Bremond

Exceptional Picture Automaton by Bremond

Auction:
2283
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - May 03, 2005
Lot:
120
Sold for:
$24,675$21,000

Exceptional Picture Automaton by Bremond, c. 1860, of a carpenter's workshop with four figures, three with hand tools and the fourth working a treadle-operated grinding wheel, in rustic open room More ...

Rare Renou Automaton of  a Magician with Puppet Booth

Rare Renou Automaton of a Magician with Puppet Booth

Auction:
2283
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - May 03, 2005
Lot:
146
Sold for:
$21,150$18,000

Rare Renou Automaton of a Magician with Puppet Booth, circa 1890, with unmarked Jumeau bisque head, closed mouth, brown paperweight eyes, heavy brows, pierced ears and original brown mohair wig, More ...