Rare French Musical Sewing Necessaire Automaton with Royal Inscription, c. 1890
With key-wind two-air cylinder movement driving
windmill sails and a rocking ship on stormy sea,
7 ¾ in. (19.5 cm) wide x 5 ¼ in. (13.5 cm) high.
Accompanying the lot is a photographic magic lantern
slide showing a royal gathering at Windsor in 1907.
Reserve: 2,000/US$ 2,700