Musical Automaton Picture Clock by
Xavier Tharin, c. 1860
Paris, hand-colored lithographed scene, 2 ½ in.
(5,6 cm) enameled Roman dial signed "THARIN A PARIS",
three-air pull-string cylinder movement and going-barrel automaton
movement controlling various actions. In elaborate giltwood frame with internal printed operating instructions, frame 42 ½ in. (98 cm) wide x 33 ½ in. (85 cm) high. Beautiful exhibition piece in working order.
Reserve: 6.500/US$ 8,320