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    Sale 5338

    20th Century Decorative Arts

    1 May 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 248

    CARL KAUBA

    A PATINATED AND GILT-BRONZE, PLIQUÉ-A-JOUR ENAMEL AND METAL MECHANICAL EROTIC FIGURE, CIRCA 1900

    Price Realised  

    CARL KAUBA
    A PATINATED AND GILT-BRONZE, PLIQUÉ-A-JOUR ENAMEL AND METAL MECHANICAL EROTIC FIGURE, CIRCA 1900
    modelled as a butterfly resting on foliage, the internal mechanism displays a nude female figure in a raised gliding motion, raised on replacement marble base, signed in the maquette C. Kauba (losses to enamel)
    10 7/8in. (27.5cm.) high (when open)


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