French Automaton with singing birds 19th century

€ 9.000,00

French Automaton with singing birds 19th century
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French automaton 19th century.

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Large automaton with original glass globe and fully working mechanism.

There are 5 moving parts as it follows: One bird is drinking water, there is another one who jumps from a branch to another and one singing on top of the tree.

The clock simulates a waterfall with the water made of one piece of rotating glass. There is also a butterfly with the wings made of mother pearl and is batting them.

It is missing the crystal dome.

The clock is a 8 days french movement and has its original winding key. the movement is signed.

It measures 70cm in height, 40cm in width and 24cm in depth

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