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Clown on Ladder Acrobatic Automaton. Paris: Lambert, ca. 1900. The acrobat raises his body up and kicks back his feet, then lets go with one hand, performing a handstand, pushing upward three times. As the mechanism runs, the figure then regrips the top of the ladder with its free hand and lowers its body to the starting position. A concealed music box plays as the acrobat performs. Orange and yellow plush costume with conical hat, the suit accented with bear figures and flowers. Hand painted bisque face with glass eyes (paint slightly worn). Bottom rung of metal ladder loose. Height 24”. Working. Later key. Sold together with a custom-made acrylic vitrine for display.
Clown on Ladder Acrobatic Automaton.
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $3,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $10,200.00
Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000
Number Bids: 18
Auction closed on Saturday, August 24, 2019.
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