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Singing Bird Automaton

Auction:
3205T
Lot:
1547
Sold for:
$738$600

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Auction:
Discovery - 3205T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
February 13, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

Singing Bird Automaton, the brass case with repousse decoration, single bird with black and brown plumage on a limb with cloth flowers, clockwork mechanism activates tail, head, and beak, ht. 11 in.

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Estimate $600-800

plumage has discolored, currently functioning but chirping sound is low


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

Academic disciplines, Ancient Greek technology, Automation, Automaton, Bird, Clock, Robotics, Time, Waddesdon Manor

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