Musical Automaton Picture Clock by
Xavier Tharin, c. 1860
Paris, hand-colored lithographed scene, 2 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 in. (98 cm) wide x 33 in. (85 cm) high. Beautiful exhibition piece in working order.
Estimate: € 8.000/12.000
US$ 10,200/15,400
Reserve: € 6.500/US$ 8,320
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