Mick Jagger: a singing birds automaton,  French, late 19th century,
Lot 177
Mick Jagger: A singing birds automaton, French, late 19th century,
Sold for £6,875 (US$ 11,139) inc. premium

Lot Details
Rock & Pop Memorabilia 1950s & 1960s
Mick Jagger: A singing birds automaton,
French, late 19th century,
probably by Bontemps, the three feathered birds mounted under brass cage and on gilt-gesso and wood base containing the mechanical and bird song movements, (lacking key), with statement of provenance, 21 inches (54cm) high

Footnotes

  • This was a gift from Mick Jagger to Chrissie Shrimpton in the 1960s, on the occasion of her 21st birthday. References to it are included in the biography, 'Mick Jagger' by Philip Norman, HarperCollins, 2012.
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