Automata: Life & Other Illusions
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Walking Peacock Automaton. (Le Paon Marchant). Paris: Roullet & Decamps, ca. 1910. The mechanical bird walks across the floor, stopping momentarily to raise and then triumphantly fan his tail feathers. The feathers drop back into place and the bird continues walking. Painted metal feet, the body covered with genuine peacock feathers. Later key. With the original trapezoidal box, showing minor wear. Sold with a custom-made Lucite vitrine used to display the automaton. Good working condition. Overall length 19". Height 7 3/4". Tail width 16". VIEW VIDEO
Walking Peacock Automaton. (Le Paon Marchant).
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Minimum Bid: $3,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $11,400.00
Estimate: $7,000 - $9,000
Number Bids: 5
Auction closed on Saturday, August 24, 2019.
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