A rocking-ship musical automaton,  circa 1890,
Lot 25
A rocking-ship musical automaton, circa 1890,
Sold for £960 (US$ 1,533) inc. premium

Lot Details
Automata
A rocking-ship musical automaton,
circa 1890,
the two-air cylinder tabatiére with pull-string wind, below painted card, wood and paper model of a French warship, the shore with dwellings including a windmill, with the sails rotating as the ship negotiates the waves, under original dome with rear internal painted view of a seascape with figures rowing and vegetation-clad cliffs to the left, start/stop and change/repeat pulls to the right on the moulded ebonised base - 15.3/4in. (40cm) high
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