Wed, 7th Apr 2021 13:30

The Works of Art, Medals, Militaria & Furniture Auction

 
  Lot 1703
 

A RARE LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY AUTOMATON

Sold for £7,400


Condition Report
Additional images now available, including provenance statement.

Condition fair.
Wear throughout and losses as per additional images.
Bellows perished so that it will need restoration to move properly, though we have wound it and seen some movement in the head.

 

LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY AUTOMATON,
possibly by Leopold Lambert or Gustav Vichy, modelled as Chinese man smoking opium, in traditional dress, with key mechanism to hip, on an oblong base, 71cm high

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