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MMD>Gallery>Auctions>Chartres Auction, 18 May 2003

France - Chartres - Galerie de Chartres

Important auction of Automatas and
Mechanical music instruments
Sunday May 18th, 2003, beginning at 14 h (2 pm).
In the "Galerie de Chartres", 300 yards from the Cathedral.

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About 230 lots :
Many fine automatas by Bontems, Decamps, Lambert, Phalibois, Renou, Roullet-Decamps, Vichy ("Le Pierrot écrivain"), etc.
Two wonderful modern automatas by Jacques Monestier ("L'Ile Déserte")
Three large fairground organs (Limonaire 35, Gasparini 52, and a modern "midified" organ)
A rare Gavioli flûte barrel organ, a small Italian vertical barrel piano, and a good cylinder organ movement (probably for a secretaire)
Three gold musical seals, singing birds by Bontems, cylinder and disc musical boxes, musical picture-clocks, and many musical novelties
organettes (Tanzbar, several Aristons and an Orchestrionette Ehrlich)
Many fairground artifacts and gambling machines, phonographs and records
Plenty of good and various documentation (in English, German and French), about mechanical music and fairground art
 

Me Jean-Pierre Lelièvre - Pascal Maiche - Alain Paris
Commissaires-priseurs associés

IMPORTANT :  The auction will take place as usual in the old gothic "Chapel", 300 yards from the cathedral, 7, rue Collin d'Harleville, 28000-Chartres.  (facing the large Post office).
(Same phone and fax numbers as the office, as stated below)

VIEWING : Friday May 16th : 15 to 17 h and 20h30 to 22 h
  Saturday May 17th :  9 to 10h30 (then auction of dolls)
  Sunday May 18th :  10 to 12 h

ADMINISTRATION, ENQUIRIES AND CATALOGUES
The new offices are in Le Coudray, 2 km south-east from the center of the city
10, rue Claude Bernard - ZA du Coudray BP 70129 - 28003 Chartres Cedex
Tel.*  +33 (0) 2 37 88 28 28
Fax * : + 33 (0) 2 37 88 28 20
E-mail: chartres@galeriedechartres.com

Mechanical music consultant for this auction :
M. Philippe Rouillé, (expert CNES),
Tel./Fax* +33 (0)1 42 36 10 25
* Do not dial the first (0) if you are outside France.

IMPORTANT NOTICES :

Estimates are given in euros.
The price mentioned in the estimates is the price expected at the hammer, in euros. For the buyer, add a total premium of 15 % (taxes included) on the hammer price.
If you are interested in dolls, there is a large specialized auction (and a special catalogue in French) on Saturday May 17th, with several hundred lots.

This English translation is given only for the convenience of English speaking clients, and tries to be as reliable as possible. Nevertheless, only the French text of the catalogue (with the occasional corrections given during the auction) is conclusive. (Please read the general conditions of the auction on the back of the cover of the French catalogue). If you have any doubts or questions about an item, please ask the auction house before the auction.

A reference is sometimes made to the Q. D. "Bowers" Encyclopaedia of Automatic Musical instruments (Vestal Press, USA, 1972 and many subsequent reprints).

Chartres is a beautiful old city, about 1 hour from Paris with a car or by train.
You may visit one of the finest XIIIth century cathedrals in France, with wonderful deep blue stained glass windows ("le bleu de Chartres"). It has been for centuries a well known pilgrimage.

For any information or to get another catalog (please specify if you want this English translation too), just write or fax to the above mentioned address, or send an e-mail to : chartres@galeriedechartres.com

This catalogue is also visible at the following web address :
(and so will be the results after the auction)

http://www.mmdigest.com/Auctions/


Nº 701  Buchner (A), Les instruments de musique mécanique, Gründ, Paris, 1992. Out of print.
Est. 30/50 €

Nº 702  3 rare books in English on mechanical music : Cockayne, The fairground organ (London 1970) ; De Waard, From music boxes to street organs (Vestal 1967) ; Ord-Hume, The mechanics of mechanical music, the arrangment of Music for Automatic instruments (London 1973).
Est. 100/150 €

Nº 703  3 books in English on automatas : Maskelyne, Automata, a 32 pages hard-bound booklet published in 1989 by "The Magic Circle Foundation" ; Hillier, Automata and mechanical toys (London 1976) ; A voyage in Time, a hard-bound booklet recently published by the present Jaquet-Droz company.
Est. 60/100 €

Nº 704  3 catalogues of museums, in German and English : Soriano "Mechanische Spielfiguren", automatas in the coll. de Galea in the Monaco Museum (1985) ; Speyer, Technisches Museum ; Catalogue of the Nethercut coll. in San Sylmar (USA), in English.
Est. 80/120 €

Nº 705  Weiss-Stauffacher, Musikautomaten ... (catalogue in German of his coll. in Seewen) ; and catalogue of the Nethercut coll. in San Sylmar (USA), in English.
Est. 80/150 €

Nº 706  4 books in German or Dutch on barrel and fair organs in Waldkirch and Netherlands : Jüttemann, Waldkircher Dreh- und Jahrmarkt-Orgeln,1993 ; Rambach und Wernet, Waldkircher Orgelbauer (1984) ; Drehorgel Traurig Schön, expo Bruchsal 1994 ; De Waard, Draaiorgels (40e anniversary of the Dutch KDV).
Est. 80/120 €

Nº 707  3 books in German on automatas and mechanical music : Beyer, Faszinierende Welt der Automaten (München 1983) ; Heckmann, "Die andere Schöpfung", Geschichte der frühen Automaten in Wirklichkeit und Dichtung, Frankfurt 1982 ; Buchner, Mechanische Musikinstrumente, Hanau a/Main 1992.
Est. 100/150 €

Nº 708  4 books in German on mechanical music and music boxes : Buchner, Mechanische Musikinstrumente (Gründ, 1992) ; Bonhôte und Baud, Als die Musikdosen spielten (Mondo, with a vinyl record) ; "Musée Suisse", catalogue of the Seewen museum ; Saluz, "Klangkunst", expo in Zürich 1996.
Est. 100/150 €

Nº 709  4 books in French on automatas : Prasteau, Les Automates (Gründ 1968) ; Maingot, Les Automates (Hachette 1959) ; Special issue of ABC décor on automatas (Juil-aout 1972) ; Automates à Bagatelle (Expo Chr. Bailly 1993).
Est. 60/100 €

Nº 710  4 books in French on mechanical music : Catalogue of the former musée Triquet (1987) ; (rare) Catalogue musée de Marino Marini (Italie) ; a catalogue in Japanese ; Revue du Musée des Arts et Métiers No 3.
Est. 60/100 €

Nº 711  Rouillé, Ph. Le Grand Livre des Montres. Reprint Montaigne 1997. A good book of vulgarisation. Out of print.
Est. 30/50 €

Nº 712  "L'orgue à cylindre de Moussey", by Meignien et Roux, a rare brochure (xerox) about the restauration of this historical cylinder Church organ in Champagne. 1974, 98 pages.
Est. 30/50 €

Nº 713  Two maintenance booklets for 88 et 65 notes pneumatic pianos : Practical guide for the regulating of Player-piano mechanism ; Player piano Pointers (Repro Vestal) ; and a compilation of "50 morceaux favoris célèbres".
Est. 40/80 €

Nº 714  A xerox of a listing of tunes for Symphonion music boxes.
Est. 30/50 €

Nº 715  Chapuis et Droz, Les Automates. 1 vol. cartonné, Neuchâtel 1949. Another well known classic. Excellent condition.
Est. 200/400 €

Nº 716  Dom Bédos de Celles, L'Art du facteur d'orgues, Reprint Bärenreiter 1977 in format 3/4 (20x28 cm) of the 3 vol. (1766-1778). A well known classic. Father Engramelle collaborated for many texts and plates devoted to cylinder organs. Very good condition.
Est. 250/400 €

Nº 717  Ca 97 (ninety seven) 33 and 45 rpm records about mechanical music (mainly organs). Good general condition.
Est. 100/200 €

Nº 718  Ca 37 audio K7 about mechanical music, most of them organs or festivals.
Est. 50/100 €

Nº 719  11 audio CDs about mechanical music.
Est. 50/100 €

Nº 720  4 souvenirs of mechanical music festivals : a plate from Berlin 1990, a metal plate from Oingt, and two musical 1 tune MBSI "table favors" : 1992 (US Capitol) et 1996 (Coin-op wall box).
Est. 40/80 €

Nº 721  A very fine photographic portrait of Bacigalupo on a plate ; and another souvenir plate of the 1990 Berlin festival, with a "1st day stamp"
Est. 50/100 €

Nº 722  "Bal des Chasseurs Alpins", illustrated color supplement to the Petit Journal, 24 oct. 1897, complete with caption, moderate condition.
Est. 15/30 €

Nº 723  A b&w caricature, Punch 26 april 1862 "The Popish Organ Nuisance" : Palmerston asks Napoléon the IIId to oblige the Pope to go away because he is disturbing the quietness of Europe ... 25 x 18 cm.
Est. 30/50 €

Nº 724  A musical photo album, red velvet cover, small 2 tunes movement. Start mechanism needs attention. Ca 1900.
Est. 80/120 €

Nº 725  A metal musical alarm-clock (playing the Marseillaise). H. 16 cm. Ca 1900, good condition.
Est. 80/150 €

Nº 726  A Philips 15 keys electrical organette, Organette électrique Philips 15 notes , In its box with instructions, musical examples, and perforate-it-yourself paper strips. 1970's. An interesting instructive toy, already antique !
Est. 50/100 €

Nº 727  Two round manivelle musical boxes, one shaped as a drum. As is. Beginning of the XXth c.
Est. 60/100 €

Nº 728  A lot of 11 modern items, most of them with music : small boxes and movements, etc.
Est. 60/120 €

Nº 729  A modern one tune musical tile. Floral decoration. Good condition.
Est. 50/100 €

Nº 730  A modern one tune musical tile. Floral decoration. Good condition.
Est. 50/100 €

Nº 731  Two musical "marottes" (turning dolls) and a musical doll of a female guitar player. 30 to 45 cm, 2d half of XXth c., good condition.
Est. 120/180 €

Nº 732  A horn for a car, beginning of the 20th c.
Est. 40/60 €

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Nº 733  Testé, a powerful two notes horn (for a fire engine ?), hand-activated by pushing a piston. Very good brass make (a joint needs resoldering). "Simplicorn Système Breveté SGDG". Beginning of XXth c. By the maker of the famous "Testophones".
Est. 150/300 €

Nº 734  Melody Player, a 16 keys toy organette Fine metal case with transfer decoration. 19 cm. Rather good condition, but mechanism needs attention. With 5 paper rolls (medium condition). Mid XXth c.
Est. 200/300 €

Nº 735  "Poussah, boule roulante" : A fine floor ball, in weighted cardboard, with a painted papier mâché punchinello head. In its original box.
Est. 300/400 €

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Nº 736  A fine mechanical dog, skin covered. It moves forward while turning its head. Glass eyes. French toy from the end of 19th c. L 29cm.
Est. 400/600 €

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Nº 737  A fine papier mâché bouledogue, with rocking head, glass eyes, and a chain activated mechanism for the animation of the mouth and barking. Fine condition. L. 45cm
Est. 600/800 €

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Nº 738  "La ronde des enfants" : a charming manivelle German toy showing 6 children, with bisque heads, dancing a round with a seventh child in the middle. Composition bodies, painted socks and shoes. Fine original clothes and wigs. With music. Beginning of the XXth c. 26x27 cm. H. 23 cm.
Est. 1500/2000 €

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Nº 739  Lambert : coquette au miroir, a rare and charming automaton of a woman seated on a cushion and powdering her face. Fine pressed bisque head, attributed to Jumeau, blue eyes, bisque arms. She powders her face with her right hand and looks at herself in a mirror she holds in her left hand. Movement of the head. Original silk clothes. Ca 1880. H. 34 cm.
Est. 3000/4000 €

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Nº 740  Gustave Vichy : Le Mousquetaire. A rare mechanical toy on a green lacquered base with 3 wheels, marked "G. Vichy. Paris". Exceptionnal pressed and modelled bisque "caractère" head. Original silk clothing. When it goes forward, it rises his right arm which holds a pistol. Ca 1880. H. 34 cm.
Est. 3000/5000 €

Nº 741  Gustave Vichy : A lady and her dog. A fine mechanical toy depicting a woman (pressed bisque head, shoulders and hands, chestnut paperweight eyes) guiding her dog. On a green lacquered base, with 3 wheels. Mechanism marked "G. Vichy. Paris", with two cams and 3 movements : each arm and the head. Fine period clothing. Ca 1880. L. 33 cm. H. 36 cm.
Est. 4000/6000 €

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Nº 742  Gustave Vichy : "Fermière et sa Vache" (A Farmer and his cow). A fine mechanical toy, in the same spirit as the previous lot : here the farmer drives the cow she has just finished to milk, with a bucket on the side. For the farmer : movements of the head and the arms. For the animal : movements of the head. (Rear wheels rebuilt). Ca 1880. L. 34 cm. H. 33 cm.
Est. 4000/6000 €

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Nº 743  A fine small cage with a singing bird (Bontems ?). Gilt wooden base with canted corners, brass bottom with winding device, three movements : beak, head and tail. Fine condition and singing. Ca 1930. Height 25 cm.
Est. 800/1200 €

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Nº 744  A fine repoussé gold musical seal, with enameled decoration of flowers and geometric patterns. Heigth. 4 cm. In very good condition (small bumps and small enamel parts missing). Ca. 10 stacked teeth, with hooked ending, playing on  a pinned barrel. Pendant winding, side stop. Correct playing. Ca 1820.
Est. 1000/2000 €

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Nº 745  A fine repoussé gold musical seal, in the shape of an urn. Heigth. 4 cm. Ca. 10 stacked teeth (the 2 bass notes are doubled), with hooked ending, playing on a pinned barrel. Pendant winding (perhaps later crown), side stop. Very good condition of presentation and playing ("Oh du Lieber Augustin"). Ca 1820.
Est. 1000/2000 €

Nº 746  A gold musical seal, crescent shaped on an oval base. Height 4 cm. Repoussé gold with foliage decoration. Small bumps, creases and accidents, especially around the fixation screws or the tune start (not operative). Pendant winding. Nice music on a pinned barrel playing 8 plain teeth almost perpendicular to the barrel. Good mechanical condition. Ca 1815. In a (later) jewel case.
Est. 1000/1500 €

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Nº 747  Theroude (attributed to), a walking lady : a fine mechanical toy on three wheels, movement regulated by a flywheel and activated through a rack (the case housing the mechanism is red-alcohol-varnished and has the plate "Breveté SGDG"). Fine and delicate pressed bisque shoulders head, blue almond shaped eyes, top of the body in skin. Detached fingers. Period dress. Ca 1860. H. 31 cm.
Est. 1500/2000 €

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Nº 748  Steiner : A walking doll, key-wound mechanism, on 3 lead wheels in a wooden base. Fine movement, she walks forward while raising her bisque arms, a dephasing system of the wheels imitates her gait. Fine bisque shoulders head, with double row of teeth, almond shaped blue eyes. Period clothes. Ca 1870. H. 36 cm.
Est. 2000/3000 €

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Nº 749  Gustave Vichy : An elegant walking lady with spectacles. A fine mechanical toy on three wheels, the forewheel allows to run in a circle, keywound mechanism stamped "G. Vichy fils. Paris". Fine bisque head of a Parisian lady, with flat neck, blue almond-shaped eyes, wooden hands (original ?), old clothes (not original). Ca 1870. H. 44 cm.
Est. 4000/6000 €

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Nº 750  A nurse and her child in a pram. A fine automaton toy, which may be attributed to Steiner or Vichy. The woman is walking pushing the pram. Fine rotating head on pressed bisque shoulders, chestnut paperweight eyes, bisque arms and hands. Fine clothing. Ca 1880. 32 cm.
Est. 3000/5000 €

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Nº 751  Gustave Vichy : "Coquette à sa coiffeuse", (a smart lady at her dressing table), an automaton in superb original condition. Fine pressed bisque fashion model head and shoulders, bisque arms, original clothes, fabric and wig. The mechanism, placed in a dressing table, is linked to the automaton. She is standing, looks at her hand-mirror, then leans over the table and powders her face while looking at herself in the table mirror. After performing several movements, she rises again, looks at herself, and so on. With music. Restoration of the fingers of one hand. H. 60 cm.
Est. 20000/25000 €

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Nº 752  Gustave Vichy : "Le Pierrot écrivain" Famous automaton of this Parisian firm, of which a fine example is housed in the collection of Juliette Gréco, another one is in the Musée de Monaco (formerly collection de Galéa). Réf. 518 of the catalogue. Mentionned in many books, especially in "The Golden Age of Automata", by Ch. Bailly. The present example is in good original condition, excepted a few restorations such as the lamp and its inside mechanism, the clothes, and the text on the table. The catalogue of the Maison Vichy describes the movement : "He finishes writing his letters at the light of his lamp, but he ends up falling asleep, and the light fades out ; he wakes up and discovers he has no more light. He moves his arm to raise the wick and the light comes again ; he turns his head, moves his eyelids and writes again" (cf Bailly p 266). End of the 19th c. H. with the hat 70 cm. L. 53 cm. l. 35 cm.
Est. 50000/70000 €

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Nº 753  Lambert : A woman walking with her child. A fine automaton, Simon & Halbig German bisque head, open mouthed, blue animated eyes, bisque hands, red silk clothes, movements of the eyes, 2 movements of the head and movements of the 2 arms. Musical base playing one tune "La valse bleue", key marked L.B. Ca 1900. H. 50 cm.
Est. 3000/4000 €

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Nº 754  A good musical picture clock with Angelus striking. Fine gilt frame (restorations, small parts missing) 88x104 cm. Interesting painting (restorations) with characters and swans around an islet in a park, with castle and a volcano in the background. Good clock movements, with hour and Angelus gong striking. Good 4 tunes musical movement, needing cleaning, on a 26 cm cylinder. Ca 1860/1880. The whole in good condition, complete, but needs adjustments, in particular the respective adjustments of the clockwork and the painting, slightly displaced during restoration.
Est. 2200/3500 €

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Nº 755  A rare Gloriosa-Symphonion Christmas tree stand, with 15 cm discs. Fine rectangular stand with handles and lid cut out in the shape of a lyra. Width 42 cm. On the front, wooden maker's plate with a gilt transfer. Top winding with a key. Musical movement with a 40 teeth comb, which rotates the tree (small chip to the silver-plated tree metal support). With 8 discs. Very good condition and sound. End of the XIXth c. (Ref. Bowers p 109 and 216, and Ord-Hume, "The Music Box", p 233).
Est. 800/1500 €

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Nº 756  A rare and very fine barrel organ 44 keys Gavioliflûte, with its two cylinders. Magnificent veneered case inlaid with boxwood stringing and foliage (very light scratches and splits on the side, and a small chip of wood on the right side), with a fine litho depicting a forest scenery in the middle, and in the lower part the mention : "Gavioliflûte, Gavioli et Cie Breveté SGDG & Patented, 14, rue d'Aligre, Paris". Height. 62 Width. 71 Depht. 38 cm. Inside the lid, two handwritten tunesheets of the 8 tunes of the 2 cylinders. Cylinders (in excellent condition) : long. 57 cm, diameter 18 cm. 44 keys playing on ca 76 wooden pipes. An exterior lever for the treble register. The No 2049 is printed in many places in the organ and on the cylinders. On both is sticked the Gavioli label, 3, rue de Citeaux, Paris. The alternate cylinder is housed in its own box.
The whole instrument seems to have been played very little, and its exceptionnal inside condition of freshness allows to think that, if there has been restorations (bellows, pipes), they have been made respectful of the original condition. The sound is rich and powerful, the notation is very good and dynamic, with a fine program (the quadrille in Offenbach's Orphée aux Enfers, The waltz in the Trovatore, etc.) which suggest this intrument could have been made as soon as the 1860's, and the two mentionned adresses are in favour of these dates. (A very similar instrument is yet described in a later Gavioli catalogue of the 1880's : "44 touches, effets de flûtes avec unisson, flageolets, tremblant, 8 airs"). It seems this instrument was bought in ca 1900 by an ancestor of the owner, who was fond of objects of art and collectibles.
Est. 10/15.000 €

Nº 757  A cart with she-goats. Splendid mechanical toy, 2d half of XIXth c. A wicker pram clothed with rose silk, is drawn by 2 she-goats. The mechanism is placed under the pram, and an excentric pulling action activates the legs of the goats. Very fine original condition (except a few usual small chips). Height 68 cm.
Est. 3500/5000 €

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Nº 758  Lambert : an "Elégante au lorgnon" (a smart lady with spectacles). Bisque Jumeau head stamped in red, taille 4 (accident to the right side of the top of the head), closed mouth, fixed blue paperweight eyes, pierced ears, bisque arms, cork pate, period wig and clothes. 4 movements. One tune musical movement with original label. End of the 19th c.
Est. 3500/4500 €

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Nº 759  Vichy : a violin player clothed in the 18th c. fashion. This charming musician is seated. Fine pressed bisque model head with chestnut paperweight eyes, lead hands. Original clothes. Musical movement in the base. End of 19th c. H. 34 cm.
Est. 3000/5000 €

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Nº 760  Bontems. A singing bird in a cage. Base with canted corners and gilt stucco, the bird moves its head, its tail and opens its beak. Good general condition and singing (alternative or continuous), slightly faded. Ca 1900. Height 56cm
Est. 2000/2500 €

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Nº 761  Jacques Monestier. "L'Ile déserte" (1987) A unique automaton, in hammered, parcel gilt and oxydized brass, depicting a man seated under a palm tree on a deserted island. It works when a visitor comes near by : you hear the humming of the sea, the man lifts up his head, rises on his feet, calls and sends signals with his arms. After a few moments, he sits again. Total height 2,70m - width 2,30m - depht 1,20m ; the man is 1,25m high. The animation is governed through a programmed device with cams and pneumatic pistons. Radar started. Sound through a laser playing device. Originally installed in a window case, this automaton has been completely restored, works independantly, and may be installed inside any location. A technical documentation will be given to the buyer. Originally built for a patronage event, this wonderful piece is now available to collectors. We shall start the bidding at 15.000 Euros.
Est. 30000/40000 €

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Nº 762  Jacques Monestier. "Le marcheur solaire" (the Solar walking man). This rare automaon was created in 1980, and realized in a (sold out) limited production of 20 exemples. Bronze, repoussé brass, etc... It is a breathtaking contemporary automaton, mixing various arts : sculpture, jewelry and goldsmith art. It works thanks to 3 solar cells which may operate through an in-built artificial lighting. It features a man walking around the sun, while an independant watch turns at the symetrical opposite to the sun. Under glass protection, with a travelling case. Height of the sculpture : 28cm - Total height : 40cm - Base 27x27cm.
Est. 10000/15000 €

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Nº 763  Phalibois : "La Pianiste" A superb automaton in a fine condition of freshness thanks to its glass dome. This elegant lady of the XIXth c. is seated and plays her piano, making a small doll dance on the lid of the piano. Fine movement of the pressed bisque head with caracterised model face. Movements of the wooden hands. Mechanism with 6 wooden cams, stamped "Phalibois. Paris". On a black base with a 2 tunes musical movement, pull winding. Napoléon the IIId Era (3d quarter of XIXth c.). H. 67 cm. W. 50 cm.
Est. 8000/12000 €

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Nº 764  Vichy Triboulet. "Le Poivrot", (The drunkard). Standing on a swinging chair, he drinks at the bottle and wipes his face with his right hand. 4 movements : the chair, the two arms and the head. Fine original condition,with music. 52cm.
Est. 6000/9000 €

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Nº 765  Gustave Vichy. "Clown équilibriste à l'échelle" This fine automaton features a clown on the top of a ladder. After some hesitation, he hoists himself horizontally, takes support on his left hand, and his right hand quits the ladder. The ladder swings to and fro, before finding the right equilibrium. With movements of the head. Mechanism with 4 cams. Musical movement. Very fine composition head. Fine original condition (excepted a few small usual restorations). Height 85cm.
Est. 12000/18000 €

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Nº 766  A rare and very fine small cylinder Italian vertical piano (or dulcimer), by Gasparo Godone Torino. Walnut case, with (upwards sliding) front decorated with blackened half columns on the sides, and a (new) blue-green cloth. Height. 94 cm, width 32, depht. 37 cm. Very fine S shaped handle. Possibly an indoor designed instrument, as there are no traces of carrying straps. Simple but good quality make. 6 tunes wooden interchangeable cylinder, lenght 23 cm, diam. 19 cm, with pins sticked in through fine squared paper, playing on 23 keys. Dampers at will through an external knob. Another external lever lifts the keyframe to allow changing tunes (needs adjustment). Very small splits and worm damages on the left side of the table, otherwise very fine general condition, and apparently untouched. Out of tune. Only a very good restoration is advisable. Maker's handwritten signature on the cylinder, and maker's card on top of the table.
Very early XIXth c. The Marino Marini Museum, near Ravenna, has a similar instrument, but with straps for a man to carry it on his back. Actually, this type of small vertical cylinder piano was very popular in Europe, especially in ... England where the maker Hicks (Bristol) is said to have claimed being its inventor. It seems more probable that he copied an Italian model similar to the one we present here (see Ord-Hume, in his book "Pianola" (pp 51 sq). The National Museum of musical instruments in Rome has in its collections a guitar signed "Charles (sic) Godone, Torino, 1810".
Est. 2500/3500 €

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Nº 767  A fine 52 keys Gasparini-Limonaire organ with percussions and a central automaton (movements of her baton). Beautiful front with flower decoration. Width : 2,62 Height 2,30 (1,60 without the top) depht. 75 cm. Bass drum, snare drum, cymbal. Ca 109 pipes. The central part and the automaton are original. The percussions and their housing, the top and the keyframe are period, but from other organs. Important restorations and repaintings. Multicolor lighting added. Works with a wheel, or with an electric motor (present). With one test book, and ca 30 old and recent books of music, an historical paper file, and ca 10 copies of a booklet of songs. In very good presentation and working condition (a few adjustments needed). With a modern transportation trailer. It is actually a Gasparini organ, probably sold by Limonaire who put its trade mark on it after having bought the Gasparini firm (ca 1928).
Est. 18/25.000 €

Nº 768  A 8 tunes musical box with 6 bells in view striken by bees Fine veneered case with boxwood stringing and inlay decoration. 59 cm. Fine tunesheet and program with a pleasant variety of tunes (walz, polka, a Spanish Duetto, and even ... an American Tango !). Leverwound, tune indicator, bells at will, cast iron bedplate, nickel plated 27 cm cylinder. Good presentation and in working order, good sound. End of XIXth c.
Est. 2500/3000 €

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Nº 769  "Clown à la guitare". An automaton attributed to Renou, in a superb condition : fine painted papier mâché head, chestnut paperweight eyes, bisque hands. Movements of the head and of the left hand, fine clothes, base with musical movement. 59cm
Est. 3500/4500 €

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Nº 770  Roullet Decamps : "La nourrice" (A child and its nurse, or the feeding of the cat, the child replacing here the cat). A fine automaton with mechanism in the body, closed mouth Jumeau head stamped in red, taille 8, blue paperweight eyes. The nurse feeds the baby (a small open mouth German doll) she is holding with her left arm. Two movements of the head, movements of the arms and of the right hand (needs adjustment), with music. Partly original clothes, fair mohair wig. Height : 68 cm. It is a variation of the réf. 324 et 327 of the catalogue Roullet Decamps (cf. "The Golden Age of Automatas" by Chr. Bailly p. 312) or a later version of the réf. 324, where the cat is replaced by the child.
Est. 6000/8000 €

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Nº 771  "Le savetier". (The shoemaker). A fine animated scene in a window case, depicting a cobbler as a lithographed paper silhouette. A clockwork movement moves one single rod which commands : the arms and the head, and gives the illusion of the movement of the eyes. Vernis Martin for a 19th c scenery. Height 40cm
Est. 1800/2500 €

Nº 772  Renou. "L'Alsacienne" A charming automaton with German bisque head, open mouth, blue glass eyes. She holds in her right hand a bunch of flowers she breathes. Movements of the head and the right foot which taps the music housed in the base. Original clothes. Beginning of the 19th c. 44cm
Est. 2200/2800 €

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Nº 773  Decamps, a boy on his donkey. A charming automaton with three movements, of the head and of each arm. Painted metal hands, bisque SFBJ head (not original ?). The head of the donkey is associated with the movement of the right hand. Base with one tune musical movement. Ca 1900 (some old restorations). Lenght 32 cm. Height 40 cm.
Est. 2000/2500 €

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Nº 774  Lambert : fillette au livre (a young girl with a book). An automaton with a closed mouth Jumeau head, blue paperweight eyes, two movements of the head and movement of each arm, original silk clothes, some wear. Red velvet covered base with one tune musical movement. Key marked L.B. H. 50 cm.
Est. 4000/5000 €

Nº 775  Renou. A young lady with a fan Fine automaton with closed mouth bisque head, fixed blue eyes, metal hands. Two movements : the head and the left arm holding a bunch of flowers, and the right hand waving a fan. Fine original condition (some usual wear). End of the XIXth c. Height 29cm.
Est. 2500/3000 €

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Nº 775 bis  Lambert. "Fillette à l'oiseau" (a young girl with a bird). Fine automaton with closed mouth Jumeau head, stamped in red, taille 4, blue paperweight eyes, bisque hands (one restored), 2 movements of the head, she send kisses with her right hand and with her left hand she lifts the lid of a basket inside which a chicken moves. Yellow velvet covered base with one tune musical movement, original clothes (small wear). Ca 1880. Height 48 cm.
Est. 4000/5000 €

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Nº 776  Decamps : A cat as a shoemaker. A mechanical toy with true skin, white fur, glass eyes. Movement of the head and the right arm. (Blocked mechanism). 32 cm.
Est. 300/500 €

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Nº 777  Gaston Decamps : a rare crawling panther. A model of this automaton toy created ca 1945/50, is visible in the Musée des Arts et Métiers in Paris. Fine sculpture and realistic movement, as G. Decamps was able to realize. L. 61cm. (Madame Bellancourt, the daughter of Mr G. Decamps, has told us that the skinning was made with stencil dyed gazelle skins : Mr Millot, who worked at Decamps' since 1910 as fitting craftsman, realized this piece).
Est. 1500/2000 €

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Nº 778  G. Decamps : A cat performing ironing, electrical automaton ca 1935-40, 110 volts (with transformer), bears the plate of the maison Decamps. H : 39 cm.
Est. 600/800 €

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Nº 779  "Punchinello as a cockerel" A fine pull along toy inspired by the cartoonists of the second half of the XIXth c. who often represented a man as an animal. Very fine papier maché cockerel, closed mouth bisque head with blue glass eyes. Mounted on 4 wheels (accident to one wheel). In fine condition, end of XIXth c. Lenght 30 cm, Height 56 cm.
Est. 2500/3000 €

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Nº 780  An automaton of a female cyclist, attributed to Gustave Vichy, large model. She moves forward on a 3 wheeled cycle by pedaling on the front wheel. Cycle painted in red with yellow threads (restoration to the painting ?). Fine bisque model head, chestnut paperweight eyes, lead hands. Fine clothes remade in the old style. End of the XIXth c. L. 40 cm. H. 45 cm.
Est. 3000/5000 €

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Nº 781  Lambert : a "coquette" (a smart lady) with a mirror and spectacles. An automaton with 4 movements : two of the head (Jumeau, open mouth, blue paperweight eyes), and one of each hand. Original clothes, but some wear. Red base with  one tune musical movement. Key marked L.B. End of the XIXth c. 52 cm.
Est. 4000/5000 €

Nº 782  Roullet Decamps, "Coquette au miroir", (A smart lady in front of her mirror), a fine automaton with red-stamped Jumeau head, closed mouth, blue paperweight eyes, bisque hands. 3 movements : she looks herself two times in the mirror, then moves her head, then breathes two times in the bunch of flowers she holds in her right hand. Canted cornered base covered with red welvet, one tune musical movement. Height : 52 cm. Good original condition (with two wigs, one being original).
Est. 3000/4000 €

Nº 783  L'Epée, a 4 tunes musical box Lid with a small inlay of flowers. Case 26 cm wide. Fine tunesheet "musique de Genève" (L'Epée, although in Montbéliard, uses sometimes "Geneva" tunesheets). Leverwound, 9 cm cylinder. End of XIXth c.
Est. 400/600 €

Nº 784  Ariston, a 24 keys organette with handle. Box 39 cm. It works, but needs attention. Ca 1900. With ca 70 cardboard discs, in good condition.
Est. 350/600 €

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Nº 785  Tanzbar, a good 28 keys automatic accordion The perforated roll is played by pushing a lever. Long. 40 cm. In very good condition. With 5 rolls (3 miss their wooden spool). German, ca 1900.
Est. 1200/1800 €

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Nº 786  A good and fine automatic organ movement, 26 keys, with 10 interchangeable cylinders. Probably to be put inside a "secrétaire", mid XIXth c. Height. 89, width 64, depht 29 cm. Weight winding. 26 wooden open pipes. 30 cm cylinders with hélicoïdal notation (1 tune takes 6 turns). Lateral guidance of the cylinder and the keyframe thanks to a wheel on a small arm (Welte style ?). A fine clockmaker's making (removable bearings, adjustable governor and bellows rods, etc.). Complete (handle and weight missing) good condition, but restoration needs to be completed. With 10 cylinders (handwritten tunesheet at the end), some in medium condition. Fine program : Opera excerpts (Freischutz, Mariage de Figaro, Armide, etc.), Valses, Czardas, etc.
Est. 7.000/10.000 €

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Nº 787  A Limonaire 35 keys organ Fine front (restorations and repaintings). The organ itself : Height 113, Width 145, Depht 50 cm. 1920's. Installed on a strong movable base with 4 drawers to store the books of music, and wrought iron handles to move it. Dimensions of the base : Height, 203, lenght with handles 185, depht 68 cm. With about 50 books of music (1/2 old, 1/2 modern Fournier), and a test book. Usual restorations. Activated with a wheel or an electrical motor (present). Good general presentation and working condition.
Est. 12/15.000 €

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Nº 788  A 42 keys cylinder barrel organ with reeds. A reconstruction starting from a good old 48 cm cylinder. Black varnished case 57x63x30 cm. 6 tunes (amidst them Offenbach). Good playing and sound.
Est. 1500/2000 €

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Nº 789  A rare and curious 26 keys "Orchestrionnette Ehrlich". Fine veneered case with columns at the angles. Some restorations (bellows, wedges, etc.). Complete and in good general condition. With 2 endless strips of paper (1 old, 1 repro). Width 64 cm. End of XIXth c. (See the book by Mc Elhone "Organettes", pp 196/197). A similar 35 keys model, in need of restoration, was sold in Chartres on Dec. 2002.
Est. 700/1000 €

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Nº 790  A rare and curious "manivelle" 6 tunes L'Epée musical box. with transfer decoration depicting children. Double bottom and holes on both sides to improve the sound. 12,5x19x14 cm. Fine handwritten tunesheet (Russian anthem, la Paloma, etc.). Moderate playing. We could not dismantle the box to examine the movement. Otherwise good general condition. Ca 1900. Rare in this size.
Est. 300/500 €

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Nº 791  An important 60 notes and 9 stops pipe organ, with midi system. Built in 1999/2000 by the very good organ maker Sébastien Schuetz (near Agen, Lot-et-Garonne). On a modern trailer (long. 3m) with a metal top, this organ houses 146 wooden pipes (60 stopped pipes made by M. Schuetz, and 86 pipes made in Cuba, where good Limonaire-type organs are always built for the local market). Height 150, Width 160, Depht 80 cm. With painted panels to ornate the contours of the organ. On this traditionnaly built organ (pipes, a Laukuff blower, 9 stops), the keyframe and the books are replaced by a Roland midi sequencer, and floppy discs. All musical pieces in midi format (imported from the Web, for ex.) can be played, including your own compositions made on a computer or hand-played on a synthetiser or a midi-compatible instrument (as a guitar) with a keyboard range of 60 notes. So much fun in perspective ! The operating instructions, the musical software and floppy discs are included (important repertoire : classical, jazz, latino). So are also the accessories to help moving the organ or putting it in the trailer, etc. Good sound. Excellent presentation, working and playing condition.
Est. 7/10.000 €

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Nº 792  A large musical picture clock. Fine sculpted and waxed wooden frame 108x127 cm. Naïve painting (small accidents) 80x99 cm, beginning of the XXth c. 8 tunes (not original) musical movement with tune sheet, 21 cm nickeled cylinder. Zither. Two broken teeth, but good playing and sound.
Est. 1500/2000 €

Nº 793  A musical Christmas tree stand The 4 cm cylinder movement (2 broken teeth) plays "Silent Night" and rotates the tree. Needs cleaning.
Est. 200/400 €

Nº 794  A 3 bells in view 6 tunes musical box. Case with boxwood stringing and transfer decoration, L. 38 cm. Leverwound, fine handwritten tunesheet, 15 cm cylinder (many bent pins, but no broken teeth). End of XIXth c.
Est. 400/600 €

Nº 795  An Ariston 24 keys organette with 10 discs. Good condition, but needs a restoration.
Est. 200/300 €

Nº 796  A 6 tunes musical box, cyl. 33 cm, many accidents and missing parts.
Est. 150/300 €

Nº 797  A musical box with a 12 tunes movement by Soualle. Period box with inlay on the lid. 58 cm. The movement placed in this box is stamped Adre Soualle on the comb. 33 cm cylinder, 16 broken teeth or tips, bent pins, governor lacking. Alexandre Soualle made good musical box movements in Villetaneuse near Paris from 1855 to 1861.
Est. 300/500 €

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Nº 798  "La Fête Foraine" (A fairground feast). Rare representation of a fairground village feast in the 1950/60's, realized in metal by an engineer of the Société "Néon". Characters after the cartoonist Dubout, some scenes reminding of Jacques Tati and "Jour de fête". The characters are in painted metal, all have animation.
Est. 2500/3000 €

Nº 799  Farkas : a mandolin player, "Joueuse de mandoline", A fine seated automaton with bisque head, clothed in the 18th c. fashion. Movements of the head, the right arm and a foot, nice music attributed to Reuge : "Plaisir d'Amour...", H 36 cm, ca 1960.
Est. 700/1000 €

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Nº 800  A swinging horse. Fine toy with clockwork movement causing the horse to swing, with a horserider with bisque head. Mid 22th c. Height 50 cm. Long. 65 cm.
Est. 500/700 €

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Nº 801  Western Germany, an amusing electrical automaton for a window case, depicting an orchestra with 3 Mexican monkeys, made in plush and felt, with lighting. Width : 60 cm - Height : 45 cm.
Est. 400/600 €

Nº 802  An electrical advertising automaton for the firm Korès, showing a Japanese woman in front of her typewriter. 110 volts. Height 55 cm.
Est. 250/300 €

Nº 803  A fine composition head of a clown, probably for an automaton. Hand painted decoration, blue glass eyes. H 10cm.
Est. 150/200 €

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Nº 804  A fine and rare pressed bisque head ascribed to Jumeau, depicting a woman with a slightly mulatto face. Chestnut paperweight eyes (somewhat discolored). Straight neck for automaton. Pierced ears. 9cm.
Est. 1200/1800 €

Nº 805  A pressed bisque Jumeau head for an automaton, stamped in red : "Déposé tête Jumeau 4", closed mouth, chestnut paperweight eyes.
Est. 600/800 €

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Nº 806  A doll's head for a ventriloquist : cardboard head with two rods, for the animation of the mouth and the eyes. H. 18 cm.
Est. 500/700 €

Nº 807  Phalibois ? : A body of a female automaton, for a scene. Bisque (restored) head and hands, straight neck. Movements of the head and the hands (lacking mechanism). H 34 cm.
Est. 400/600 €

Nº 808  Lambert : an automaton mechanism of the "bouquetière" (flower girl) type, with head SH 1300, open mouth, sleeping blue eyes, straight (original ?) neck, original and untouched bisque hands. The mechanism is complete, in working order, with music. Without clothes, key marked LB, H. 49 cm.
Est. 1000/1200 €

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Nº 809  An important ceramic item depicting a barrel piano player and its cart, with his dog. XXth c. Very good condition.
Est. 80/150 €

Nº 810  A lot of 5 metal figurines depicting barrel organ players and an organ on its cart (after old engravings). Height 6 to 11 cm. Very good condition. XXth c.
Est. 100/200 €

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Nº 811  Two ceramic items depicting characters listening to a phonograph. Inside each, a small 1 tune musical movement. Height 19 and 22 cm. End of XXth c. Very good condition.
Est. 80/150 €

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Nº 812  A ceramic item depicting a barrel piano player and its cart, with a child and a monkey. Inside is a small 1 tune musical movement. End of XXth c. Very good condition.
Est. 80/120 €

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Nº 813  Two ceramic items depicting each a barrel organ player with a child and a monkey. Inside each, a small 1 tune musical movement. Height 24 cm. End of XXth c. Very good condition.
Est. 80/150 €

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Nº 814  Two ceramic items depicting each a seated barrel organ player, one with a monkey. Height 22 cm. End of XXth c. Very good condition.
Est. 80/120 €

Nº 815  2 rare items in natural sculpted stone (rare) depicting two drunkards playing the barrel (!) organ. Height 27 and 36 cm. 2d half of the XXth c.
Est. 80/150 €

Nº 816  A Souvenir Orchestrion Welte plate, Diam. 19 cm, produced in 150 copies in 1979 by the MMM (Friberg in Denmark).
Est. 20/30 €

Nº 817  19 Duo Art rolls for a pneumatic piano (classical).
Est. 150/250 €

Nº 818  5 cases with Debain "planchettes" for Antiphonel. Width 10 cm. Good condition, look complete (but without guarantee).
Est. 60/100 €

Nº 819  14 Aeolian rolls for an orchestrelle.
Est. 80/120 €

Nº 820  Ca 100 pneumatic piano rolls, 88 and 65 notes, various conditions.
Est. 50/100 €

Nº 821  Two models of "Pierement", Dutch street organs on carts, with one tune musical movement. One is in mediocre condition. Long 19 cm.
Est. 30/50 €

Nº 822  An instruction booklet for barrel pianos Magnan in Nogent le Rotrou, and an advertising carboard plate (32x42 cm) for "vente et location de pianos automatiques Cléophas Tricart à Rosult-lez-Saint-Amand (Nord)".
Est. 30/50 €

Nº 823  A curious celluloïd automaton as an organ player. With a light behind, small musical movement. H. ca 30 cm. Mid XXe c. Small parts broken or missing, needs a restoration.
Est. 150/200 €

Nº 824  Un lot of booklets about museums and auctions, and a 33 rpm record of "Musiques insolites" (coll. Tagger).
Est. 30/50 €

Nº 825  A rare and curious cast iron coin box to start a machine (small accidents), in the shape of a pneumatic piano, and a small part for a billard ? Ca 20 cm. (A similar item is pictured in the German Journal, GSM April 2003, p 49).
Est. 40/80 €

Nº 826  A lot of organ pipes (3 large wooden stopped, 8 wooden other, and various metal pipes).
Est. 30/50 €

Nº 827  3 perforated books of music (La fille du Bédouin for a Limonaire 35 ; La Coquette, Rollmonica), 9 piano rolls, 2 perforated discs, 2 phono cylindres.
Est. 40/60 €

Nº 828  Various parts for automatas (a lot) (3 musical movements, small electrical motors, etc.)
Est. 100/200 €

Nº 829  Bruder ? : Two fine revolving supports with lantern gears to move each 5 revolving automatas (missing), in the style of Black Forest automata clocks. Diameter ca. 12 cm. Mid XIXth c.
Est. 100/200 €

Nº 830  A very fine wooden automaton character depicting a seated woman with a child and a bird. Height ca 14 cm. Rods move the heads and the beak of the bird. Some chips to the painting. Mid XIXth c.
Est. 200/400 €

Nº 831  A lot of spare parts for singing birds (feathers, birds, parts).
Est. 300/500 €

Nº 832  A throwing ball game ("Aunt Sally") depicting a sailor. H. 55 cm, as is.
Est. 60/80 €

Nº 833  A rare trowing ball game ("Aunt Sally") in papier mâché, depicting a black character in front of a banana tree. Alas in bad condition. H. 65 cm.
Est. 60/80 €

Nº 833 bis  A small trowing ball game ("Aunt Sally") depicting a cat.
Est. 70/150 €

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Nº 834  A curious circus attachment : shouldered heads of a man and a woman fixed together on a padded fabric to be born on the comic artist's body. Ca 1930.
Est. 400/600 €

Nº 834 bis  Jost & Cie. A game of a race of horses, large model with 3 tracks, in a mahogany case. 50x50cm.
Est. 250/300 €

Nº 835  A cast iron roulette for a counter featuring a corsair. Shaped as a pyrogene device. Worn polychromy, the central image is not original. 33cm
Est. 350/450 €

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Nº 836  A fine front for a fairground shooting device with two panels, two opening doors, two lateral panels and a triangular top. The whole with a hunting scenery. L. 1,80 m - H. 1,23 m.
Est. 750/900 €

Nº 837  "Uranium Bill", a puppett for the conjurer ventriloquist Arvix, made in 1948 by Gaston Decamps. 32 years of good performance. Clothed as a Cow Boy, brass mechanism : lips, eyes, eyelids.
Est. 800/1200 €

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Nº 838  "Milou", a puppett for the conjurer ventriloquist Arvix, made in 1965 by Gaston Decamps, with the agreement of Hergé.
Est. 400/600 €

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Nº 839  Chanvin Alfred à Seignolay. A fine donkey with swinging head and maker's plate. Grey-dominant painted wood, glass eyes, wooden and brass handles. L. 1,20 - H 1,10m
Est. 2800/4000 €

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Nº 840  Mathieu. Bambi, sculpted and painted wood with clear beige dominant colour, engraved wooden eyes. L. 0,80 - H. 0,85m
Est. 1500/2500 €

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Nº 841  Mathieu. An elephant in grey painted wood, iron handle, glass eyes. L. 1m - H 0,80m
Est. 2500/3000 €

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Nº 842  Bayol à Angers. A jumping cat with glass eyes, with the maker's plate, some traces of the original painting wich is otherwise removed. L. 1,10m
Est. 3000/3500 €

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Nº 843  Mathieu. A dromedary with glass eyes, wooden handle. L. 1,10 - H. 1m
Est. 2500/3000 €

Nº 844  Roguez à Paris. "Le Petit Coureur" (A little runner). Rare and fine wooden fairground lottery painted in black, with a folding support. With a fine bronze sculpture featuring a mad character. L. 2,20 - l. 0,30m
Est. 2500/3500 €

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Nº 845  Jost et Cie (?) : A lottery with 3 wheels in iron or steel.
Est. 400/600 €

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Nº 846  A fine wooden, oiled paper and metal double faced lottery wheel. Diameter 0,70m, with its betting checkboard, in its travelling case.
Est. 600/1000 €

Nº 847  A fine wooden red lacquered fairground lottery roulette, with decoration of playing cards. H. 69cm
Est. 400/600 €

Nº 848  A rare small carrousel jumping horse, glass eyes, original dappled painting, saddle with a back. On an enamelled cast iron base.
Est. 1200/1800 €

Nº 849  A fine sculpted wooden carrousel she-goat, painted in white with coloured harness, glass eyes. In very good condition. L. 75 cm. H. 80 cm.
Est. 1500/2000 €

Nº 850  A fine sculpted and painted wooden carrousel she-goat, glass eyes, some chips to the rear feet. H 1,10 - L. 0,90m.
Est. 1500/2200 €

Nº 851  A carrousel jumping horse, galloping model attributed to Limonaire, glass eyes (fairground style restoration). H. 1,05 - L 1m.
Est. 1200/1800 €

Nº 852  A little white painted swan, seating one, with a support, mid 20th c.
Est. 600/800 €

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Nº 853  Estève : A large and fine roulette, with a silvery metal mascot featuring Mercure. (Game of "rodet"?). Very fine condition, with decoration of playing cards. Diam. 80cm. Ca 1900.
Est. 2500/4000 €

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Nº 854  A resin-made 4 seats plane, in yellow and mauve. Belgium, ca 1970/1975. L. 2m
Est. 200/400 €

Nº 855  A resin-made Lunar 4 seats chariot "Lun Rhod", ca 1970/1975. L. 1,90m.
Est. 200/400 €

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Nº 856  A wooden two seats plane, painted in red with screw and tricolor rosette. Ca 1950, artisanal make. L 1,50 m.
Est. 500/700 €

Nº 857  A resin-made dodgem car, 1960's, looks complete. L. 2m
Est. 500/700 €

Nº 858  A Mini Kart, battery-operated, ca 1980/88. L. 1m
Est. 150/200 €

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Nº 859  A rare helicopter, ca 1950, made by the Etablissements Goeffert, four seats, painted metal opening door with lighting. L. 3m
Est. 600/1000 €

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Nº 860  A wooden panel for a carousel, painted with a scenery of an American car with a young lady. Ca 1950. L 1,97 - H. 0,80m
Est. 200/400 €

Nº 861  A wooden panel for a carousel, painted with a scenery of a mermaid. Ca 1950. L. 1,97 - H 0,90m
Est. 200/400 €

Nº 862  Eight documents on scenography, of which a pamphlet on the Opéra Bastille in Paris.
Est. 20/30 €

Nº 863  Documentation and leaflets on puppets and dolls.
Est. 20/30 €

Nº 864  A rare catalogue of an exhibition of barrel pianos in Chambery (1988-1989). And a compilation of songs.
Est. 30/50 €

Nº 865  Dr A. Buchner, Les Instruments de musique mécanique (Grund 1992). (In French, out of print).
Est. 30/50 €

Nº 866  About 10 catalogues of mechanical music museums and exhibitions (Utrecht, Baud, Musiciens invisibles, Triquet in Bagatelle, Bailly in Bagatelle, Talking machines from the London Science museum, etc.).
Est. 60/100 €

Nº 867  Py et Ferenczi, la fête foraine autrefois, La Manufacture, 1987. A fine book in a in cardboard casing.
Est. 50/100 €

Nº 868  4 books on Fairground and Circus, of which "Profession forain" and "150 ans de fête foraine à Lille".
Est. 30/50 €

Nº 869  Thoma, Faszination Karussel und Wagenbau, 1988, a fine book in German, for the 200 years of the fairground industrial firm Mack (Waldkirch).
Est. 40/60 €

Nº 870  Fried, A pictorial history of the Carousel, NY 1964, and The carousel animal, by Fraley, 1983.
Est. 50/80 €

Nº 871  3 files (photos, techniques, advertising in the 1980') on Fairground art, live steam festivals, radio, juke boxes, arcade machines, etc. and xeroxes of the attractions in the Paris 1900 Exhibition.
Est. 40/60 €

Nº 872  A large cardboard case of similar files on arcade and electronical games, and attraction parks : scenic Railways (dramatic pictures !), "Rivière des Rapides", etc. + some professional journals and documentation (USA, Italie, GB, etc.) + two K7 demo-videos (Stroumpfs, Hermo : Pinocchio, Gulliver, etc.).
Est. 100/200 €

Nº 873  An American arcade machine with 3 rolls by Mills, needs a revision.
Est. 600/800 €

Nº 874  Bally. An arcade machine with 3 rolls, with Gold Award, electrical lighting (defective)
Est. 200/300 €

Nº 875  Phonograph and various documentation : 5 records and advertisments of the Club Mickey, an advertisment for the Vulgaphone, and a box with records "Songs of Wild Dirds".
Est. 40/60 €

Nº 876  Various documents : a large framed advertisment for the Compagnie Française du Gramophone 1904 ; 3 various advertisments or framed documents ; boxes for Edison Concert cylinders, and several flexible records, Ultraphone included, and various cast-aluminium advertising items His Master's Voice.
Est. 100/150 €

Nº 877  Various documents on phonographs : Three issues of "Machines parlantes et radio" 1934/1935 - advertisments - photographic reproductions, etc...
Est. 40/60 €

Nº 878  Yvette Guilbert. A book by Joseph Latour and 2 framed portraits, reproductions after Rotlinger, and a lot of photographic portraits.
Est. 60/80 €

Nº 879  Two books in French on phonographs : "Phonographe et musique mécanique" by Eugène Weiss and "La passionnante histoire du phonographe" by Horace Hurm.
Est. 30/40 €

Nº 880  Le Panorama : "Paris s'amuse", édition Baché, with portraits of the great artists of that period, Yvette Guilbert included.
Est. 80/120 €

Nº 881  A poster for the movie "La Marmaille" with Larquey and Florelle de Pierre Deschamps with Pierre Dux... Illustration with phonograph. Mounted on canvas. 78x60 cm.
Est. 500/700 €

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Nº 882  "His Master's Voice" An enamelled double face oval plate showing the famous dog listening near a phonograph (small chips to the fixations). 47x66 cm.
Est. 450/600 €

Nº 883  Compagnie Française du Gramophone, a Reproduction of a windowcase framed paperboard showing characters listening to a gramophone, 26x35 cm. With another similar item for Aspir, "le phonographe à saphir inusable".
Est. 30/45 €

Nº 884  Jumeau, a phonograph doll, with poured bisque head, taille 11, (a small crack to forehead), open mouth, blue paperweight eyes, pierced ears, articulated body (mechanism lacking), with one cylinder n°5 "petit papa". 62cm.
Est. 1500/2000 €

Nº 885  A drum shaped toy phonograph, in painted metal imitating wood, reproducing head "Unic Paris".
Est. 100/150 €

Nº 886  Colibri : a travelling phono in a black covered travelling case, in fine condition.
Est. 120/180 €

Nº 887  A Phono for a child, in metal with transfer decoration of musician putti, in the shape of a ham. In a wooden carrying case, with records.
Est. 250/300 €

Nº 888  A small children phonograph, oak case, with enclosed loudspeaker and 2 records.
Est. 120/180 €

Nº 889  Nirona. A rare phono in a black travelling case, in fine condition, with original recording head.
Est. 200/300 €

Nº 890  Exelda. A folding metal phonograph, in the shape of a camera, lacquered in green, complete but some wear.
Est. 150/200 €

Nº 891  A fine portable phonograph in a leather case with a "le Zora" reproducing head.
Est. 150/300 €

Nº 892  A small phonograph for wax cylinders (Pathé ?), varnished wooden case, decorated cast iron arm and bedplate, beautiful flower shaped metal horn, painted in blue with golden painted threads. Fine condition, with more than 60 Pathé black cylinders in their cases.
Est. 600/800 €

Nº 893  "Diamond disc Edison". A phonograph for thick discs, mahogany case with a enclosed loudspeaker and 35 thick discs so called "Galettes".
Est. 1000/1200 €

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Nº 894  Klingsor. A phonograph inside an oak piece of furniture with a loudspeaker with a harp on the front, which is hidden thanks to 2 glass-paneled doors. (Not original motor with 3 springs). Fine condition.
Est. 1000/1200 €

Nº 895  Edison Standard model A, so-called "Suit Case", with headphones, black lacquered bedplate. With 5 cylinders, medium condition in grey box.
Est. 700/1000 €

Nº 896  Columbia Model AJ, with floating nickel-plated brass horn, arm and support in aluminium. With a plate : "Mettez une pièce de 10 centimes", with a slot (mock coin-operation). With a period one-sided Columbia record.
Est. 1800/2500 €

Nº 897  Phrynis. A phonograph for discs, with reproducing head "Symphony ...", green flower shaped horn.
Est. 200/300 €

Nº 898  A curious coin-operated phonograph in a waxed wooden console table, the door with 1900 style stained glass panel, with a plate : "Ch. Sondinger Paris".
Est. 400/600 €

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Nº 899  Le Gaulois : a Pathé phonograph, blue lacquered base. For wax cylinders, with cristal (original ?) horn. Fine condition.
Est. 2000/2800 €

Nº 900  Columbia : an important phonograph for a Twentieth Century cylinder, ca 1909, with an important brass horn and ???. Good usual condition. Seems complete.
Est. 1000/1500 €

Nº 901  A phono playing discs with a needle, with flower shaped horn, repainted in brown-gold.
Est. 120/180 €

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Nº 902  Gramophone Thomas A. Edison - USA, model C, with a case of the sewing machine type, black lacquered bedplate and black laquered cornet horn, five wax cylinders.
Est. 700/1000 €

Nº 903  Oméga. A reversible phonograph for wax cylinder, walnut box, nickel plated bedplate, brass hunting horn shaped horn, with 12 Pathé cylinders. (bottom of the box lacking).
Est. 600/1000 €

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Nº 904  Edison. Gem model, wooden case in the style of a sewing machine, bedplate lacquered in black with godlen threads, with its original octogonal horn in the "bat" style. In working order, looks complete, with a travelling case for 12 cylinders.
Est. 1000/1200 €

Nº 905  A phonograph for wax cylinders Pathé Chante Clair with an aluminium horn, case in the shape of a sewing machine, and a saphir reproducing head (reproduction), with six large size cylinders.
Est. 250/400 €

Nº 906  Remnants of a "Gaulois" type phonograph, in cast iron lacquered in blue and gold, with its key, in a veneered box (reproducing head and horn missing).
Est. 75/120 €

Nº 907  Vulmann. A reversible Phonograph for wax cylinders. Horn not original.
Est. 200/300 €

Nº 908  A flower-shaped horn, with gilt threads, good condition.
Est. 100/150 €

Nº 909  A fine lot of cylinders, mainly Pathé, in original cases. Amidst them two cardboard cases of twelve pieces, one marked : "Paris Louvre rayon spécial de phonographes".
Est. 150/200 €

Nº 910  A lot of cylinders, in medium condition.
Est. ? €

Nº 911 to 930  More than 4.000 records, 78 rpm and vinyl 33 and 45 rpm, auctionned in several lots, mainly Variétés, years 1960' - 1980's.
Est. ? €
 

End of this auction : ca 6.00 p.m.
Results will be published on the same Internet  site:

http://www.mmdigest.com/Auctions/

Dolls : large specialized auction on Saturday May 17th, ask for the special catalogue.
Our next specialized auction of mechanical music, dolls, automata, etc. will take place in December 2003.
Last entries for the catalogue : end of October 2003.



02 May 2003

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