A large gilt metal and lead-clad standing ostrich automaton, mid-20th century, from earlier elements,
Lot 34W
A large gilt metal and lead-clad standing ostrich automaton, mid-20th century, from earlier elements,
Sold for £132 (US$ 221) inc. premium
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A large gilt metal and lead-clad standing ostrich automaton,
mid-20th century, from earlier elements,
with single-spring crank-wind motor, reciprocating action for feathered tail movement to sweep up and down, body with sheet clad lead, bare neck and head with beak and eye detail, lower neck and back decorated with separate gilt metal pressed feathers, standing on square polished brass-clad base on brass castors, crank and start/stop to right-hand side - 47in. (120cm) high
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