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Silver and Mother-of-pearl Erotic Automaton

Auction:
2555M
Lot:
256
Sold for:
$9,480$8,000

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2555M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
July 16, 2011 10:00AM

Description:

Silver and Mother-of-pearl Erotic Automaton, attributed to Thomas Callow, c. 1890, the silver and mother-of-pearl box with underside of the lid marked Callow opens to enameled figures of a man and woman engaged in pleasures of the heart, which when wound, features a rapidly moving male pelvis and genitals, lg. 3 1/4 in.
Estimate $8,000-12,000

Keywords

Thomas Callow, Automaton, Robotics