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Meuron & Co. Jacquemarts Automaton Open-face Watch

Meuron & Co. Jacquemarts Automaton Open-face Watch

Auction:
3295M
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Oct 11, 2019
Lot:
22
Sold for:
$1,968$1,600

Meuron & Co. Jacquemarts Automaton Open-face Watch, arabic numeral porcelain dial marked "Meuron & Ce.," with applied multi-tone figures striking dual bells, bull's-eye crystal, key-wind gilt plate More ...

Chinese Cast Brass Automaton Shelf Clock

Chinese Cast Brass Automaton Shelf Clock

Auction:
3295M
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Oct 11, 2019
Lot:
276
Sold for:
$9,225$7,500

Chinese Cast Brass Automaton Shelf Clock, multi-tier cast brass case with floral theme, pineapples at each corner of both tiers and a central pineapple in the top urn, 4-in. enamel roman numeral More ...

Two-bird Singing Automaton

Two-bird Singing Automaton

Auction:
3295M
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Oct 11, 2019
Lot:
433
Sold for:
$800$650

Two-bird Singing Automaton, Germany, 20th century, brass case with repousse decoration and wire cage containing two birds with colorful plumage which sing and move heads, tails, and beaks when More ...

Large Two-bird Singing Automaton

Large Two-bird Singing Automaton

Auction:
3295M
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Oct 11, 2019
Lot:
446
Sold for:
$1,353$1,100

Large Two-bird Singing Automaton, brass case with repousse decoration and wire cage containing two birds with colorful plumage which sing and move heads, tails, and beaks when activated by the More ...

Renou Magician Automaton

Renou Magician Automaton

Auction:
3237T
Auction:
Discovery - Apr 18, 2019
Lot:
1022
Sold for:
$1,353$1,100

Renou Magician Automaton, France, bisque head impressed "1" with straight neck, open mouth, large blue paperweight eyes, pierced ears, cork pate, left bisque hand holding the lid of a die-shaped box More ...

Carved and Painted Automaton of a Boy Playing the Banjo

Carved and Painted Automaton of a Boy Playing the Banjo

Auction:
3220M
Auction:
Discovery - Mar 14, 2019
Lot:
272
Sold for:
$3,567$2,900

Carved and Painted Automaton of a Boy Playing the Banjo, (losses), ht. 23 in. More ...

Singing Bird Automaton

Singing Bird Automaton

Auction:
3205T
Auction:
Discovery - Feb 13, 2019
Lot:
1547
Sold for:
$738$600

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 More ...

Birdcage Automaton

Birdcage Automaton

Auction:
3195B
Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - Jan 12, 2019
Lot:
469
Sold for:
$1,845$1,500

Birdcage Automaton, 20th century, brass cage set atop a giltwood base, two singing birds to interior, overall ht. 20 in. More ...

Santa Claus Storefront Automaton

Santa Claus Storefront Automaton

Auction:
3190T
Auction:
Discovery - Dec 12, 2018
Lot:
1225
Sold for:
$160$130

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, More ...

Brass and Painted Metal Automaton Mantel Clock

Brass and Painted Metal Automaton Mantel Clock

Auction:
3150B
Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - Oct 13, 2018
Lot:
366
Sold for:
$523$425

Brass and Painted Metal Automaton Mantel Clock, France, c. 1900, urn finial to a "bricked" hearth with lion mask and revolving glass rod, enameled dial, ht. 14 in. More ...

Gilt and Patinated Bronze Automaton Clock

Gilt and Patinated Bronze Automaton Clock

Auction:
3150B
Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - Oct 13, 2018
Lot:
446
Sold for:
$185$150

Gilt and Patinated Bronze Automaton Clock, France, 19th century, figure of Napoleon standing by a clock case inset to a rock formation, dolphin mount to a stepped rectangular base, ht. 10 3/4 in. More ...

German Quarter-striking "Jacks and Bell" Automaton Wall Clock

German Quarter-striking "Jacks and Bell" Automaton Wall Clock

Auction:
3147M
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Oct 05, 2018
Lot:
136
Sold for:
$1,230$1,000

German Quarter-striking "Jacks and Bell" Automaton Wall Clock, Black Forest, c. 1850, painted wooden roman numeral dial, cutout in arch with nest of three bells and three "jacks" with hammers, each More ...

Gilt-brass Singing Bird Box Automaton

Gilt-brass Singing Bird Box Automaton

Auction:
3147M
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Oct 05, 2018
Lot:
398
Sold for:
$923$750

Gilt-brass Singing Bird Box Automaton, possibly Germany, bird with green, red, and black plumage, moving perch, wings, and beak, in a gilt-brass repousse case and lid and pierced stage, wd. 4 1/4 More ...

Partial United States Type Set.     Estimate $200-400

Partial United States Type Set. Estimate $200-400

Auction:
3122T
Auction:
Discovery - Aug 22, 2018
Lot:
1117
Sold for:
$461$375

Partial United States Type Set. More ...

Renou Magician Automaton

Renou Magician Automaton

Auction:
3093M
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Apr 20, 2018
Lot:
725
Unsold
 

Renou Magician Automaton, France, bisque head impressed "1" with straight neck, open mouth, large blue paperweight eyes, pierced ears, cork pate, left bisque hand holding the lid of a die-shaped box More ...

Kobe "Haunted Box" Toy

Kobe "Haunted Box" Toy

Auction:
3084B
Auction:
Asian Works Of Art - Mar 16, 2018
Lot:
187
Sold for:
$677$550

Kobe "Haunted Box" Toy, Japan, early 20th century, hand-crank operated automaton toy with two articulated mythical creatures, Tengu and Kappa, ht. 2 1/2 in. More ...

Automaton Dancing Dolls

Automaton Dancing Dolls

Auction:
3075B
Auction:
Discovery - Feb 09, 2018
Lot:
200
Sold for:
$800$650

Automaton Dancing Dolls, Edward Ives, Connecticut, late 19th century. More ...

Schoenhut "Negro Dude" Circus Figure

Schoenhut "Negro Dude" Circus Figure

Auction:
3075B
Auction:
Discovery - Feb 09, 2018
Lot:
211
Sold for:
$185$150

Schoenhut "Negro Dude" Circus Figure, early 20th century. More ...

Roullet et Decamps Automaton Cat

Roullet et Decamps Automaton Cat

Auction:
3035M
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Oct 27, 2017
Lot:
475
Sold for:
$523$425

Roullet et Decamps Automaton Cat, c. 1910, with white fur-covered body, green glass eyes, papier-mache paws holding a pair of wire-frame lorgnettes and a pink painted-paper fan, the open-spring More ...

Monkey on a Bicycle Automaton Musical Box

Monkey on a Bicycle Automaton Musical Box

Auction:
3035M
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Oct 27, 2017
Lot:
476
Sold for:
$1,107$900

Monkey on a Bicycle Automaton Musical Box, Symphonion, Germany, grain-painted case with hand-colored lithograph card of dogs and cats playing instruments flanking the two passages in which the More ...

Thomas Wentworth Eight-day tall Clock with Automaton in the Arch

Thomas Wentworth Eight-day tall Clock with Automaton in the Arch

Auction:
3024T
Auction:
Discovery - Sep 07, 2017
Lot:
1004
Sold for:
$738$600

Thomas Wentworth Eight-day tall Clock with Automaton in the Arch, Sarum (Salisbury), United Kingdom, c. 1800, cherry case with pierced fret top, and brass finials, fluted freestanding columns flank More ...

Bisque Automaton of a Girl with Flowers Under a Glass Dome

Bisque Automaton of a Girl with Flowers Under a Glass Dome

Auction:
3058T
Auction:
Discovery - Aug 18, 2017
Lot:
1259
Sold for:
$400$325

Bisque Automaton of a Girl with Flowers Under a Glass Dome, ht. 15 1/2 in. More ...

Bell-playing Automaton Figure

Bell-playing Automaton Figure

Auction:
3023T
Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - Aug 04, 2017
Lot:
1011
Sold for:
$677$550

Bell-playing Automaton Figure, Germany, 19th century, the figure with painted porcelain head wearing a felt hat and lacy outfit seated in a chair holding two beaters in front of a bell, mounted on a More ...

Bisque Automaton of a Girl with Flowers Under a Glass Dome

Bisque Automaton of a Girl with Flowers Under a Glass Dome

Auction:
3016T
Auction:
Discovery - Jun 15, 2017
Lot:
1063
Unsold
 

Bisque Automaton of a Girl with Flowers Under a Glass Dome, ht. 15 1/2 in. More ...

Thomas Wentworth Eight-day tall Clock with Automaton in the Arch

Thomas Wentworth Eight-day tall Clock with Automaton in the Arch

Auction:
3003M
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Apr 28, 2017
Lot:
245
Unsold
 

Thomas Wentworth Eight-day tall Clock with Automaton in the Arch, Sarum (Salisbury), United Kingdom, c. 1800, cherry case with pierced fret top, and brass finials, fluted freestanding columns flank More ...

French Industrial Windmill Automaton Clock Compendium

French Industrial Windmill Automaton Clock Compendium

Auction:
3003M
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Apr 28, 2017
Lot:
327
Sold for:
$2,583$2,100

French Industrial Windmill Automaton Clock Compendium, France, c. 1890, cast brass eight-day, key-wind, time-only tower mill-form case with a conical roof, 2 1/4-in. silvered roman numeral dial, and More ...

*Banjo Player Automaton by Gustav Vichy

*Banjo Player Automaton by Gustav Vichy

Auction:
3003M
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Apr 28, 2017
Lot:
417
Sold for:
$5,843$4,750

*Banjo Player Automaton by Gustav Vichy, Paris, France, c. 1900, the black musician with a striped band wheat straw skimmer hat atop of his head, black and burgundy striped silk ruffled shirt, black More ...

Birdcage Automaton

Birdcage Automaton

Auction:
3000B
Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - Apr 07, 2017
Lot:
591
Sold for:
$369$300

Birdcage Automaton, France, 20th century, gilt-metal cage encasing a bird perched on a foliate-decorated stand, ht. 10 7/8 in. More ...

Birdcage Automaton

Birdcage Automaton

Auction:
3000B
Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - Apr 07, 2017
Lot:
592
Sold for:
$523$425

Birdcage Automaton, France, 20th century, gilt-metal cage encasing a bird perched on a floral- and foliate-decorated stand, ht. 10 7/8 in. More ...

John Bull Blinking-eye Clock

John Bull Blinking-eye Clock

Auction:
2981T
Auction:
Discovery - Feb 09, 2017
Lot:
1862
Sold for:
$431$350

John Bull Blinking-eye Clock, Connecticut, c. 1865, cast iron statue of John Bull marked under base "T. Kennedy, Patent Applied for 1856," and painted red coat, green vest, and black pants, 3-in. More ...