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Blooming Orange Tree Automaton. England: Granville Taylor (Faust), ca. 2010. Handmade from brass with brass leaves and stems, painted to represent a fruit tree. On the command of the performer, the tree blooms white blossoms, then, moments later, real oranges grow, which may be plucked from the tree and distributed to the spectators. Handsome hardwood pot conceals modified brass gramophone motor which controls the blooming of the flowers and oranges. Key wound. Height 49” With wooden “scrimmed” packing case. VIEW VIDEO
Blooming Orange Tree Automaton.
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Minimum Bid: $2,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $2,400.00
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Number Bids: 2
Auction closed on Saturday, August 24, 2019.
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