25 May 2004,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,554
GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,500
An advertising automaton corset
of boned blue cotton with white silk stylised floral motifs to bust and hip line, label V & N Diagonal Seam at front opening and lace-up detailing to the reverse, edged in lace and braid, on revolving cream satin torso with gilt lettering Patent V & N Corset, Awared Three Gold Medals, in bow-fronted glazed ebonised case with (damaged) pediment and key-wind going-barrel motor on foliate-cast gilt bedplates -- 29in. (73cm.) high, circa 1900.
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Similar in design to the mechanical Christmas tree stands, the corset will revolve for several hours on one winding.
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis
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