Automata: Life & Other Illusions
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 8/24/2019
Marquis Smoker Automaton. Paris: Leopold Lambert, ca. 1900. Handsomely attired figure with velvet costume trimmed in lace accented with golden metallic sequins holds a pair or opera glasses in one hand and a cigarette holder with the other. When the mechanism is activated, the figure raises the burning cigarette to his lips, apparently inhales, and then exhales a stream of white smoke. Bisque head with braided wig and glass eyes, bisque hands. Later key. Height 23”. Working. Costume and base worn in spots, but overall very good condition. With a custom made acrylic vitrine for display. VIEW VIDEO
Marquis Smoker Automaton.
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $3,600.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $6,000.00
Estimate: $7,000 - $9,000
Number Bids: 3
Auction closed on Saturday, August 24, 2019.
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