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RARE AND WONDERFULLY WHIMSICAL HAND-CARVED BICYCLE Circa 1900 Bicycle height 33”. Height on
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RARE AND WONDERFULLY WHIMSICAL HAND-CARVED BICYCLE
Circa 1900
The body shaped as a seahorse or dragon, the seat and pedals in fish form, the handlebar with bird's-head grips and the spokes formed as hooved legs. Painted gold. Purportedly this was a movie prop in the 1902 George Méliès film "Le Voyage dans la Lune (A Trip to the Moon)". Another example is in the collection of Heritage Museums & Gardens, Sandwich, Massachusetts. Mounted on a contemporary stand.
Bicycle height 33”. Height on stand 45.5”. Length 48”.
Provenance:
Purchased by the current owner from a New York dealer.
Condition
Structurally good. Paint shows wear.
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RARE AND WONDERFULLY WHIMSICAL HAND-CARVED BICYCLE Circa 1900 Bicycle height 33”. Height on

Estimate $7,000 - $10,000
Jul 26, 2022
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Starting Price $3,500
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2104: RARE AND WONDERFULLY WHIMSICAL HAND-CARVED BICYCLE Circa 1900 Bicycle height 33”. Height on

Sold for $6,500
10 Bids
Est. $7,000 - $10,000Starting Price $3,500
The Summer Sale - Session 1
Jul 26, 2022 9:30 AM EDT
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Lot 2104 Details

Description
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RARE AND WONDERFULLY WHIMSICAL HAND-CARVED BICYCLE
Circa 1900
The body shaped as a seahorse or dragon, the seat and pedals in fish form, the handlebar with bird's-head grips and the spokes formed as hooved legs. Painted gold. Purportedly this was a movie prop in the 1902 George Méliès film "Le Voyage dans la Lune (A Trip to the Moon)". Another example is in the collection of Heritage Museums & Gardens, Sandwich, Massachusetts. Mounted on a contemporary stand.
Bicycle height 33”. Height on stand 45.5”. Length 48”.
Provenance:
Purchased by the current owner from a New York dealer.
Condition
...
Structurally good. Paint shows wear.

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