An unusual singing bird and running rat automaton box, circa 1920 and later,
Lot 23
An unusual singing bird and running rat automaton box, circa 1920 and later,
Sold for £2,250 (US$ 3,781) inc. premium
Lot Details
An unusual singing bird and running rat automaton box,
circa 1920 and later,
modelled as a woodland pond, with going-barrel movement, the bird with predominately green feathered plumage with iridescent highlights, moving beak, body and tailfeather to short continuous birdsong, emerging from under a log, the rat running in and out from a burrow beside fern-clad mount and mirror-glass pond, actuated by the pressing of a yellow iris flower to top corner, in padded green velvet covered box, key-wind to right-hand side - 10.1/2in. (27cm) wide
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