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20th century automaton singing canary in brass cage, windup movement signed Western Germany, working condition. 9.5 in

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French coin activated triple singing bird automaton

Lot 0278 Details

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by Bontems, with traditional brass mechanism with an electric drive on a gold painted pedestal, the three caged birds with moving heads, beaks and tails in a naturalistic setting, in good working order. H. 1400mm
Provenance: originally acquired from R. McNeil & Co., 16 Wydon Street, London, c. 1940s-1950s; Bryan Jackson Collection of Music Boxes and Toys.
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French coin activated triple singing bird automaton

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NZ$1,500
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Jun 02, 2016
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NZ$750
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NZ$1,500
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NZ$2,000
Starting Price
NZ$750
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Thu, Jun 02, 2016 02:00 AM
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Lot 0278 Details

Description
...
by Bontems, with traditional brass mechanism with an electric drive on a gold painted pedestal, the three caged birds with moving heads, beaks and tails in a naturalistic setting, in good working order. H. 1400mm
Provenance: originally acquired from R. McNeil & Co., 16 Wydon Street, London, c. 1940s-1950s; Bryan Jackson Collection of Music Boxes and Toys.

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