ATTRIBUTED TO LEOPOLD LAMBERT. AN UNUSUAL MUSICAL AUTOMATON CIRCA 1905 'CONJURER'

Lot №: 78693
Estimate: $10,000 - 10,000
19 October 2007
Sold price
$67 000

Description

• figure of a magician formally attired, now lacking hair, standing behind a table with a pointed cup in his right hand and wand in his left; when activated he raises the cup to reveal one of four objects: dice, apples, a jeweled brooch and a miniature watch; after lowering the cup back over the object he waves the wand while turning his head, thus revealing that the original object has been replaced by another of the four; the sequence is repeated for each item • the base fitted with a musical mechanism, all mounted on a velvet covered platform • with a key pierced with the initials L. B. and glass dome
figure height 66cm., dome height 74cm.