French musical automaton girl with bird in basket, by Leopold Lambert, c. 1900, the bisque-headed girl has blue glass eyes, open mouth, blonde mohair wig, bisque arms and hands and composition torso and legs, she is holding a basket containing a feathered
Rare French glass dome singing bird automaton with clock, made by Bontems, c. 1890, Arranged on an ebonised base with six birds in a leafy tree, the birds variously move and fly. The dome has been repaired, the spring drive mechanism has been replaced with
French singing bird automaton by Botems, c. 1880, the cage with the three singing birds on an ornate brass stand, in good working condition. Provenance: Purchased from the Joblin collection in the 1970s. Jobling toured New Zealand in the early 1920s with a
French coin activated triple singing bird automaton, by Bontems, with traditional brass mechanism with an electric drive on a gold painted pedestal, the three caged birds with moving heads, beaks and tails in a naturalistic setting, in good working order.
German silver singing bird automaton, by Karl Griesbaum, c. 1900, the rectangular silver case embossed with figural scenes and trophies, operated by a lever on the front which releases an oval cover embossed with cherubs releasing a caged coloured feathere
A Reuge a Sainte-Croix music pocket watch, the open face pocket watch depicting 'The huntsman's rest,' with musical automaton and alarm, Arabic numeral dial, mechanical jewelled lever movement, gold plated case, serial number 4798, signed Reuge, 57mm, acco
A French musical automaton clock of birds in a tree, late 19th century modelled with four birds tweeting and moving amongst the boughs of a wirework and fabric tree, the natuarlistically modelled rocky landscape with a turning glass rod to one side simulat
A 19th century automaton, Pierrot Serenading the moon, Gustav Vichy, Paris, France, circa 1890, the figure dressed in a waistcoat and cap, perched on the crescent of the moon, the moon listening intently with moving lips and eyes as Pierrot plays his mando
Swiss automaton tortoiseshell & enamel singing bird music box the bird with, red, blue, iridescent green & orange feathered plumage, moving bone beak, head, wings and tailfeather, the bird reflected in highly polished lid interior, the lid top with full en
A singing bird automaton, German, the single automated bird perched on a stand entwined with delicate foliage, within a brass cage mounted on a brass etched base decorated with geometric motif on four baluster feet 25 cm high
A fine Regency musical automata clock by James Smith, circa 1820. In a mahogany case with an eight day fuse movement and verge escapement, hour strike and twelve bells; the arched brass dial with subsidiary dials for tune sections and strike silent, the au
A German silver singing bird cigarette box, early 20th century, profusely chased with fancy birds amongst foliate scrolls, the hinged cover with applied marcasites birds with ruby paste eyes, concealing the singing bird, the hinged sides opening to reveal
Aolian Orchestrelle: impressive ballroom player-organ circa 1912, housed in a stunning walnut case with carved fret work and Corinthian columns. Highly prized in their day these instruments retailed for £400 and were a personal favourite of notables such a
A German 'Singing bird' automaton music box. Early 20th century, the rectangular case with enamelled decoration, together with original bird. Provenance: A bequest from Sir Arthur Gordon Rylah (1909-1974), to his daughter and sold by her executors.
Automaton: Antique clockwork seated sailor with rocking head and moving eyes; original cotton cloth uniform and hat; papier mache head and limbs with hand painted finish. Mechanism in good working order with key, needing some restoration to the appearance.
Shop Window Display automaton of a Drunkard, French, probably by Roullet and Decamps, circa early 20th century, the man dressed in top hat and tails and spats, white painted 'Gloved' composition hands, painted articulated face, blue glass eyes, holding a w
A Rare Renou Musical automaton of Little Girl with Puppet Theatre, French, circa 1900, the bisque head with partly legible red stamp 'Depose Tete Jumeau', with open mouth, fixed brown eyes, pierced ears, later blonde wig attached to cork pate, later blue d
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