Automata: Life & Other Illusions
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Chinese Magician Automaton. Germany: Adolphe Mueller, ca. 1895. The conjurer stands behind his table, a wand in one hand, a large cone in the other. As the cone is lifted and lowered over the table, the objects that sit on its top change repeatedly, as if by magic. Finely sculpted head and hands with realistic wig, made to represent a Chinese man from the late nineteenth century. Garbed in finely finished silk clothing with matching fabric-covered base, and draped wooden pedestal-type table. Height 31 ½”. One hand visibly repaired, clothes a bit ragged, evidence of wear to all elements, but very good original condition overall. With a custom acrylic vitrine. VIEW VIDEO
Chinese Magician Automaton.
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $7,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $9,600.00
Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000
Number Bids: 3
Auction closed on Saturday, August 24, 2019.
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