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Details & Cataloguing

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A RARE GOLD AND ENAMEL CARTOUCHE-FORM MUSICAL AUTOMATON CIRCA 1820

• the gold case formed as a rectangle with chamfered corners, the front applied with a lady strumming a harp whilst an automated bird perches atop, automata and music work activated by means of a slide in the band, the chased vari-colour gold figures applied against a polychrome enamel interior setting • back engraved with a presentation inscription


length 35 mm
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Description

A similar example is illustrated in Alfred Chapuis and Edouard Gélis, Le Monde des Automates, p. 44, fig. 313

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