Lot 197 : Outstanding Rare Blackforest Musical Automaton Table Clock
We sold this lot for £700 in September 2017

c.1900, designed and carved in walnut as a Victorian barrel organ with a hand painted plaster & gesso figure turning the handle on the hour to play a tune. All original, recently serviced. This lovely piece has been consigned from the same collection as the Triple Bontems Singing Birds we sold in the August auction. A similar example is currently on the American 'Blackforest Treasures' site, that that one has a figure which has new hands, has been re-painted and re-dressed. The fine example we offer here is untouched, complete with its original fretted bone hands and even the original key.