A large standing ostrich automaton, mid-20th century from earlier elements,
Lot 24W
A large standing ostrich automaton, mid-20th century from earlier elements,
Sold for £480 (US$ 806) inc. premium
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A large standing ostrich automaton,
mid-20th century from earlier elements,
with single-spring gramophone motor, crank-wind and start/stop pull to right-hand side, the bird of upright form with closed non-articulated beak, undressed body, legs and feet in cladded and shaped lead, stamped gilt metal feathers to chest and lower back, standing on plain copper-clad square base with inset out-spread feet, on small brass castors, when operated, causing natural tail-feather to sweep up and down - 47in. (120cm) high
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