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Santa Claus Storefront Automaton

Auction:
3190T
Lot:
1225
Sold for:
$160$130

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Auction:
Discovery - 3190T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
December 12, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Santa Claus Storefront Automaton, composite and papier-mache figure of Santa Claus sits in his sleigh while three elf-like figures or minstrels serenade him with their violin-like instruments, sleigh mounted on four casters, 115V motor, lg. 42, ht. 62 in.

Note: This reportedly came from a Gimbels department store.
Estimate $100-200

currently not functioning, losses, discolorization, and wear to clothing, needs restoration.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). 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 Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Christian folklore, Christmas, Culture, Elf, English-language films, Film, Mache, Santa Claus, Santa Claus in film, Sleigh

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