Automaton for the Chinese Market, c. 1850
With four finely carved and painted figures with original (fragile) silk costumes in the
forecourt. With key-wind two-air cylinder movement housed in the lower tier, height 19 ½ in. (49,5 cm) under glass cover.
A very detailed early automaton with sequence of ten movements, original costumes and decoration.
Reserve: 5.500/US$ 7,425