An automaton of a tailor, under glass dome, circa 1900 and later,
Lot 19
An automaton of a tailor, under glass dome, circa 1900 and later,
Sold for £687 (US$ 1,150) inc. premium
Lot Details
An automaton of a tailor, under glass dome,
circa 1900 and later,
with the craftsman seated cross-legged on short table, stitching the side of a stiped waistcoat, with composition head and hands, wearing cushion fez, shirt, waistcoat and breaches, section of room modelled as a corner behind, later covered base, the key-wind movement when actuated making his needle hand move forward, separate cam for backwards, head nod and turn side-to-side from reconstructed four-cam drive, in oval ebonised base with start/stop to right-hand side, under rectangular glass dome, (no key) - 18.1/2in. (47cm) high
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