Automata: Life & Other Illusions
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Sawing a Woman in Half Illusion Automaton with Barrel Organ. Connecticut: Anatoly Zaya-Ruzo, 2008. Hand-painted figures on a hardwood stage with curtain, brass oil-burning candles attached at edge, brightly painted cabinet. Barrel organ by Castlewood concealed above stage, accessible from door at the top of the cabinet. Engraved gilt maker’s plaque at side. As the crank is turned by hand, the organ plays loudly while the magician inserts a saw into the cabinet holding his assistant, then the cabinet door open to reveal the unharmed lady. 32 x 24 x 14”.
Sawing a Woman in Half Illusion Automaton with Barrel Organ.
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Minimum Bid: $1,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $5,040.00
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Number Bids: 18
Auction closed on Saturday, August 24, 2019.
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