A fine Hoyt metamorphic picture automaton, German, for the English market, circa 1900,
Lot 32
A fine Hoyt metamorphic picture automaton, German, for the English market, circa 1900,
Sold for £2,280 (US$ 3,832) inc. premium
Lot Details
A fine Hoyt metamorphic picture automaton,
German, for the English market, circa 1900,
with layered colour lithograph study of half-length country figure, red hat, pale blue and white chequed shirt and single apron brace, plain cream ground behind period glass, framed in wide noir stained wood, the open spring key-wind movement with wide governor, when actuated causing head to tilt left and right whilst mouth opens and closes and eyes narrow and dilate from the three-part orrery cam, wound from the back by original key, start/stop twist left-hand side - 27in. (69cm) high, 22in. (56cm) wide
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