10
10
Two singing bird automatons in gilt cages, French, mid-20th century
Estimate
6,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 7,200 USD
JUMP TO LOT
10
Two singing bird automatons in gilt cages, French, mid-20th century
Estimate
6,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 7,200 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important Watches, Wristwatches & Clocks

|
New York

Two singing bird automatons in gilt cages, French, mid-20th century
the first with two brightly feathered birds turning their heads, opening their beaks and wagging their tail feathers whilst singing a cheerful song, the crank-wound mechanism concealed in the base with random delay, the square gilt cage with ring handle, gilt-wood and gesso plinth with stop/start lever on the underside; the second with two birds turning their heads and opening their beaks whilst singing their song, the coin-operated mechanism concealed in the base, square gilt cage with ring handle, gilt-wood and gesso base.
heights 21¼in (54cm) and 19in (48.5cm)
Read Condition Report Read Condition Report

Important Watches, Wristwatches & Clocks

|
New York