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    Sale 5359

    Christie's Interiors

    22 July 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 151

    A Swiss brass and green onyx automaton desk timepiece and a French onyx novelty timepiece in the form of a mortar

    FIRST HALF 20TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A Swiss brass and green onyx automaton desk timepiece and a French onyx novelty timepiece in the form of a mortar
    First half 20th Century
    The painted ivorine dial with automaton see-saw, inscribed The Garden Party, lever escapement with key-less wind. The mortar with replaced lever escapement to single barrel movement
    The automaton timepiece--5¼ in. (13 cm.) wide. The mortar--5¼ (13.5 cm.) wide


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