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Ladder Acrobat Automaton. Paris: Leopold Lambert, ca. 1890. When the concealed internal mechanism is activated, the female acrobat atop the metal ladder slowly raises herself to a vertical position, upside down, then releases the grip of one hand, performing a handstand. The acrobat makes three upward motions with her body, then lowers herself to rest. Bisque head, glass eyes, silk and lace costume with beaded accents. Plush-covered base with cloth tassels. Height 25”. Music box in base accompanies the movement. Original Lambert key. Fabric well worn on base, and feet of figure; costume generally very good. Working well. Sold together with a custom-made acrylic vitrine for display. VIEW VIDEO
Ladder Acrobat Automaton.
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $3,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $3,600.00
Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000
Number Bids: 2
Auction closed on Saturday, August 24, 2019.
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