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Chartres auction 21 May 2006  
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MMD>Gallery>Auctions>Chartres Auction, 21 May 2006

France - Chartres - Galerie de Chartres
Vente aux enchères publiques

Important auction
of
Automatas and Mechanical music instruments
Sunday May 21st 2006, beginning at 14 h (2 pm).
In the "Galerie de Chartres", 300 yards from the Cathedral.

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Ca 250 lots :

Many fine automatas by Lambert, Roullet-Decamps (La magicienne), Vichy (Le vendangeur, le joueur d'orgue de Barbarie), etc.
A fine collection of 14 good modern automatas by Marie-Madeleine Kaeppelin
Singing birds, Bruguier and Bontems
Good disc and cylinder musical boxes (hidden bells, voix célestes),
especially a very fine Bremond with 4 interchangeable cylinders
 Musical picture-clocks and many musical novelties
A rare Amelotti accordion. Several organs and barrel pianos
Many organettes and serinettes
Phonographs and rare records
Fairground artifacts (by Bayol, Muller, Matthieu) and a few arcade machines
Good and various documentation and many postcards
 

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

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 19th : 15 to 17 h and 20 h30 to 22 h
   Saturday May 20th :  9 to 10h30 (then auction of dolls)
Sunday May 21d :  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

Technical consultant for mechanical music instruments :
M. Philippe Rouillé,
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 mentionned 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.

Next specialized auction : December 2006. Entries till end of October 2006.

If you are interested in dolls, there is a large specialized auction (and a special catalogue in French) on Saturday May 20th, 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 following book : 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 a printed catalog (only in French), just write or fax to the above mentionned address, or send an e-mail to :

chartres@galeriedechartres.com

This catalogue is also visible at the following web address :
(as the previous auctions since 1998, and the results after this auction)

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


Nº 601: 3 books on music in general :  R de Candé (Seuil 1969) ; Les instruments du monde entier (Diagram group, 1978) ; Histoire de la musique Paule Druilhe 1966
Est. 40/70 €

Nº 602: 4 books on mechanical music and automata  Guido Reuge, sculpteur de musiques ; Au temps des boîtes à musique (Bonhote et Baud, Mondo 1962) ; Boîtes à musique (Bahl, 2001) ; Au pays des boîtes à musique et des automates (Sainte-Croix 1989)
Est. 80/100 €

Nº 603: 4 books on mechanical music and automata  J. Cl. Piguet, Les Faiseurs de Musique (1996) ; Buchner, les instruments de musique mécanique (Gründ 1992) ; Musée d'instruments de musique mécanique (Coll. H. Triquet, Paris 1987) ; Invisible Musicians (Bruxelles 1995).
Est. 70/100 €

Nº 604: J. Guédon, Facteur d'orgue (Reprint 1980) Text + Atlas
Est. 50/80 €

Nº 605: A set of the Journal "Perforons la musique" 1992-1999. We add various archives (Collectionneur Français, documents on phonographs ...).
Est. 100/150 €

Nº 606: Bowers, Encyclopaedia of Automatic Musical Instruments (Vestal Press, 1972, "The Bible" in our field)
Est. 80/120 €

Nº 607: Bowers, Guidebook of Automatic Musical Instruments 1st ed. 1967-68. Already very complete, it preceded the now classic Encyclopaedia by the same author, published in 1972.
Est. 80/150 €

Nº 608: A large collection of auction catalogs (Chartres and varia, on mechanical music).
Est. 80/120 €

Nº 609: AAIMM, A complete set of the first Journals Nos 1 à 23 (1976-84)  We add 4 of the first bulletins du CABAM (E. Blyelle) 1975-76.
Est. 150/250 €

Nº 610: "Au temps des boîtes à musique", by Bonhote and Baud (without record).
Est. 20/30 €

Nº 611: Two posters : one of Duval et Machon, and the other of the Henri Triquet Museum in Paris.
Est. 15/20 €

Nº 612: 3 illustrations on busker organs.  (1 framed engraving, and two other old engravings).
Est. 30/50 €

Nº 613: "Le bon genre", an engraving  after the "Directoire" (beginning of the XIXth c), depicting a barrel organ player.
Est. 40/60 €

Nº 614: Two ceramic plates depicting scenes with a barrel organ. Ca 1900.
Est. 100/150 €

Nº 615: Three ceramic plates depicting scenes with barrel organ, phono, telegraph and telephone. Ca 1900.
Est. 150/200 €

Nº 616: A rare bronze administrative plate, lyra-shaped, giving authorization to a street singer, Nº 90, delivered to J. Sausse, Feb. 16th, 1831.
Est. 300/500 €

Nº 617: "Monkey Bank" A monkey drops a coin in his master's barrel organ. Heavy metal cast, American, ca 1960 ?
Est. 40/80 €

Nº 618: Ten old postcards with a little "Moritat" barrel organ player, showing views of cities or various characters.
Est. 50/100 €

Nº 619: Twelve fine old postcards with barrel organ and children, some wishing a happy new year, some with variants. One with a Czech advertising story for a soap ("Troji Prani").
Est. 50/100 €

Nº 620: A small album with 60 modern postcards (museums, mechanical music, phonos, automata).
Est. 30/50 €

Nº 621: Ca 80 modern commercial cards of various makers, restorers, collectors, resellers, etc. forming a true who's who of mechanical music !
Est. 30/50 €

Nº 622: Five plates with chromos and vignettes on Barrel organs, with variants.
Est. 60/100 €

Nº 623: Several musical novelties  Amidst them a miniature guitar and a small mandoline to restore, and a modern scene of Alice in wonderland, and 4 audio tapes.
Est. 50/80 €

Nº 624: A Bols musical decanter, with a small ballerina inside. 2d half of XXth c. Good condition.
Est. 15/30 €

Nº 625: A small "poor box" musical box. Needs restoration.
Est. 20/30 €

Nº 626: A 3 tunes musical tile with decoration of 2 birds Beginning of the XXth c.
Est. 80/120 €

Nº 627: A rare small musical piano, housing a cigar box. 4 tunes musical box with tunesheet. Black wooden veneer with brass and mother of pearl incrustations. Some wear and small accidents. End of the XIXth c. H 19x20cm.
Est. 200/400 €

Nº 628: A 2 tunes musical photo album  Rather good condition (with family photos). Good musical movement.
Est. 80/120  €

Nº 629: A modern musical gilt metal key holder, with one tune.
Est. 70/100  €

Nº 630: A one tune musical lighter (Sanyo).
Est. 70/100  €

Nº 631: A 2 tunes musical tile, with decoration of two birds. Beginning of the XXth c. Restorations.
Est. 80/120 €

Nº 632: A 4 tunes Thorens musical box  Simple box 17 cm. End of XXth c. Excellent condition.
Est. 150/250 €

Nº 633: A small 4 tunes musical box  In a case with escutcheon, lenght 13 cm. 7 cm cyl. Good condition, good sound. Ca 1900.
Est. 250/300 €

Nº 634: A musical fruit dish on pedestal  Diam. 21 cm. Beginning of the XXth c.
Est. 80/150 €

Nº 635: A small 6 tunes musical box  Burrwood case, 13,5 cm. 5 cm cylinder, with tunesheet. Beginning of the XXth c.
Est. 150/250  €
 

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Nº 636: A pleasant small 4 tunes Spanish barrel piano by Verbena on its hand cart with wooden spoke wheels, lenght 87 cm.  Piano width 38, height 39, depht 20 cm. Transfer decorations and label of  "instrucciones" on the rear panel. 26 cm plastic cylinder playing on 15 gong notes, 2 castagnets, 2 bells and a sleigh bell. 3d quarter of the XXth c. Fine general condition, seems complete, but needs cleaning and a revision.
Est. 500/800 €

Nº 637: A serinette by Bourdot Boban à Mirecourt  Walnut case 28 cm. Ca 1900. Needs restoration. Barely readable tunesheet. 2 pipes missing.
Est. 150/200 €

Nº 638: A serinette by "Le Roi à Mirecourt, dep. des Vosges"  Half erased tunesheet for 8 tunes. XIXth c. Seems complete, but needs a restoration.
Est. 400/600 €

Nº 639: A small merline, by "Leroy à Mirecourt en Lorraine" Walnut case (damaged) 31 cm. Fine handle. Tunesheet for two cylinders (only one present). 2 stops of 10 metal pipes (one open, one stopped). End of XVIIth or beginning of XIXth c. Looks complete and deserves a good restoration.
Est. 300/500 €

Nº 640: A small Intona 16 keys organette  28 cm black box. Ca 1900. Apparently in good condition, but lacking its annular discs.
Est. 100/150 €

Nº 641: "Tanzbar", an automatic accordion  Hand operated with a swinging lever. Fine wooden case, open work decoration, 43x27 cm, height. 30 cm. 40 keys. With 11 rolls. Germany, beginning of the XXth c. Seems complete, good general condition, needs a revision.
Est. 800/1500 €

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Nº 642: A very rare small 6 tunes mechanical piano  Handle operated  "L. Capecchi Kilchberg-Zürich"  Piano 57x29 cm, height. 63 cm. Inscribed on the back : "Le Mimoucheur Philippe Duval". On the left, a dial indicates the 6 tunes.  32 piano notes, woodblock (2 sticks), triangle (2 sticks). Metal frame under the wooden wrestplank of pegs. 1st half of the XXth c. Good condition, needs tuning.
Est. 700/1000 €
 

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Nº 643: A large 24 keys Phoenix organette.  Blackened wooden case with cut out brass decoration, 58x44 cm, height 29 cm. Handle. In good working order, powerful sound.  Germany, end of the XIXth c. With 5 large 37 cm annular discs, and 10 smaller ones (31 cm).
Est. 600/800 €
 
 

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Nº 644: A good 8 tunes musical box with hidden bells and drum Case with boxwood stringing and inlay of flowers decoration 61x24cm, height 24 cm. Fine handwritten tunesheet. 33 cm cylinder. Zither. Ca 1875. Fine playing and sound, good condition.
Est. 1500/2200 €

Nº 645: A good 11,5 cm disc Symphonion alarm clock  Height 30 cm. Beginning of the XXth c. Restored, good condition. With 7 discs.
Est. 450/600 €
 
 

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Nº 646: A curious cigar dispenser, with coin operation. Fine blackened wooden case with a handle and a dial telling how many cigars were distributed, with the motto : "A ma droite qui donnera, Ma gauche sûr le lui rendra" (He who gives on my right side, will surely receive from my left side). Small 2 tunes musical movement (lazy) with tunesheet. Ca 1900. Good general condition.
Est. 400/600 €

Nº 647-648: no lots.

Nº 649: "Gisèle à deux danseuses" a two tunes musical box (tunesheet) with two small dancing dolls on top, in its case stamped "Jouet Fantaisie". The dolls in pipe-clay, original clothing.
Est. 300/400 €
 
 

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Nº 650: "Clown aux grelots" A clown with jingle bells,  beating time with his feet. A fine German pulling toy, composition head. Lenght 19cm.
Est. 500/700 €

Nº 651: "Couple de danseurs" or "la fête" (A dancing couple, or a "feast")  Two dancers in XVIIIth c. costumes, in a green foliage scenery, bisque heads and hands, wooden legs (one with a chip). On a wooden base with a one tune musical movement with tunesheet. Fine condition, ca 1870. Height 24 - Width 25cm.
Est. 600/1000 €
 
 

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Nº 652: A fine village scene with two dancing couples. On a terrace with green foliage, under a beautiful tree, two couples dance at the sound of a musical movement. They are clothed in the XVIIIth c. fashion, bisque heads and hands. Rare and beautiful original condition, in a transportation wooden box, with decoration at the bottom. Ca 1870. Height 36 - Lenght 26cm.
Est. 2500/4000 €
 
 
 
 
 

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Nº 653: "C. Bruguier à Genève", a fine singing bird snuff box.  Fine case with rounded grooved corners, in engraved silver gilt, with enamel decoration on the lid (flowers), 93x60, height 42 mm, with a rear compartment for the key. Bird lid illustrated on top with a very fine miniature painting of an Alpine landscape, and under with flowers. Bird (some feathers missing) with 5 movements : it turns on itself, flaps wings and tail, turns its head and open its beak (small accident). Typical signature stamped under the movement. Ca 1850. It seems complete, but needs restoration.  (For similar items, Cf. Bailly "Oiseaux de bonheur", pp 265, 267, 273).  The Bruguier family were some of the best makers of singing birds.
Est. 6000/8000 €
 

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Nº 654: Gustave VICHY "Le petit vendangeur", a little grape-gatherer boy  Magnificent automaton toy depicting a walking man who pushes its cart. Fine original silk clothing. Rich decoration of black and white grapes, vineyard ... Bisque head with chestnut eyes, attributed to Barrois, metal hands. Rare in this fine condition. Ca 1880. Height 45 - Width 47cm.
Est. 15000/20000 €
 
 

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Nº 655: Gustave VICHY.  "Singe fumeur", a smoking monkey An automaton in fine original condition, richly clothed. Mechanism inside the body. Movements of the head, the mouth and the eyelids. He alternatively rises his right arms holding a cigarette holder, and his left arm holding his quizzing-glass. Metal hands. Ca 1880. Height 65cm.
Est. 10000/15000 €
 
 

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Nº 656: "Les singes musiciens" (The musician monkeys) A fine animated picture depicting an orchestra of 3 musician monkeys, as lithographed silhouettes. Seven movements : hands, mouths, feet, bow ... In fine original condition. Clock striking on gongs, silver dial (?). 4 tunes snuffbox type musical movement. Pull winding with stop and tune changing levers. The clock drawn on the scenery is inscribed with the brand name Tarin. Fine gilt frame. Mid XIXth c. Height 80 - Lenght 70cm.
Est. 13000/18000 €
 
 

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Nº 657: ROULLET DECAMPS. "La magicienne" The female magician A rare and exceptional automaton depicting a female magician in front of her small table, with three successive apparitions. Two tumblers : a monkey with animation of its head, its mouth, its eyes, and a clown turning its head and showing its tongue. Under a dice, a bisque headed baby sends kissses to the right and to the left. Twelve movements. 2 tunes musical movement. Exceptionnal Jumeau character head, chestnut paperweight eyes, bisque shoulders and hands. Clothing has been remade according to the finest tradition, with rich fabrics. Ca 1880. (cf. N°201 of the catalogue of the Maison Decamps). Height 80  - Lenght 56cm.
Est. 60000/80000 €
 
 

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Nº 658: A Black Forest organ clock with automata  Fine front painted in cream colour, with polychrome romantic scenes, five automata in sculpted wood, wooden pipes, 8 tunes wooden cylinder with tunesheet, one bell, 3 stops. Mid XIXth c. Height 84 - Lenght 50 - Depht 34cm.
Est. 7000/10000 €
 
 
 

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Nº 659: Gustave VICHY. "Joueur d'orgue de Barbarie" A barrel organ player.  He stands behind his organ and turns the handle, while a couple of children waltzes on top of the instrument. Very beautiful bisque character head. It looks at the audience on the right and on the left, and bows three times to thank the generous donors (once to the right, once to the middle, once to the left). Fine original clothing (very small usual restorations). 2 tunes musical movement. Ca 1880. Height 65cm.
Est. 14000/18000 €
 

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Nº 660: Blaise BONTEMS. A rare gilt bronze cage with three singing birds,  with canted corners bearing porcelaine plates with polychrome sceneries in the XVIIIth c. Sèvres style. Movements of the heads, the arms, the tails. Fine general condition. End of the  XIXth c.  Height 56cm.
Est. 15000/20000 €
 

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Nº 661: Gustave VICHY. "Clown joueur de mandoline"  A clown as a mandolin player. He is seated on the back of a chair. Very smiling composition face. He moves his eyelids, plays his instrument, and unfold his right leg. The mechanism and the musical movement are inside the chair. Fine condition (the costume has been remade with a great fidelity to the original one). End of the XIXth c. Height 58cm.
Est. 7000/10000 €
 
 

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Nº 662: DECAMPS. "Eléphant du jardin d'acclimatation" (an elephant from the zoo)  walking and moving its trunk, a luxury model with a nacelle on top, harbouring four children (fair modeled bisque heads, and period clothes). Reference 56 of the catalogue of the Maison Decamps, ca 1900. Lenght 45cm.
Est. 12000/15000 €
 

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Nº 663: THIBOUVILLE LAMY. "Singe violoniste" A monkey playing a violin.  On a manivelle reed organ from Mirecourt, he is seated with movements of the head, the eyes and the right arm. Six tunes. With a label of the Maison Thibouville Lamy on the music stand. Fine condition. Restored clothing. End of the XIXth c. Height 58 - Lenght 58cm.
Est. 1800/2500 €
 
 

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Nº 664: A large and fine musical clock picture, with echo and Angelus  In a (regilt) frame 94x80 cm. Painting with church, a lake, mountains, characters, etc. Good and large 8 tunes "Wurtel" musical movement, with tunesheet. 27 cm cylinder. Ca 1870. In working order, good condition, good playing and sound.
Est. 2500/3500 €
 
 

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Nº 665: ROULLET DECAMPS "Bébé tricoteur"  A young woman is seated in a gilt bamboo armchair, and knits a sock. Complete restoration for the clothes, and a revision of the mechanism has been made. Closed mouth Jumeau head, chestnut paperweight eyes. Good condition, with a musical movement. End of the XIXth c. (cf. N°256 in the catalogue Roullet Decamps). Height 45cm.
Est. 3000/4000 €
 
 

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Nº 666: Gustave VICHY. "Fillette sur un tricycle" A little girl on a tricycle.  Bisque head and hands. Bedplate of the mechanism stamped "G. Vichy". Good condition. End of the XIXth c. Height 27cm.
Est. 1200/1800 €

Nº 667: "Valseuse" A charming automaton from the Napoléon III era (3d quarter of the XIXth c.) depicting a walzing woman. Bisque head, shoulders and hands attributed to Gaultier. Fine period clothing. 2 tunes musical movement. Height 39cm.
Est. 1200/1500 €

Nº 668-669: no lots

Nº 670: A rare musical clock with an animated scene.  Varnished mahoganny case with brass and mother of pearl decorations. In the lower part, a painted scene with a moving mill and two moving waterfalls. In the upper part, the dial is framed with 4 wooden columns. Height 57 cm. Good movement. End of the XIXth c. Probably from Austria. Good (later) 4 tunes Thorens musical movement, 9 cm cylinder. In good presentation and working order condition.
Est. 1500/2500 €
 
 

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Nº 671: Cocchi et Bacigalupo, an excellent 8 tunes Meloton portable reed organ  Fine case with decoration of inlaid boxwood stringing. 49x28 cm Height 54 cm. 34 cm cylinder playing on 26 keys. Tunesheet. Plays La Paloma, Santa Lucia, etc. End of the XIXth c. Restaured. In excellent playing and presentation condition.
Est. 4500/6500 €
 
 

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Nº 672: Bremond, an exceptionally good 6 tunes musical box, with 4 interchangeable cylinders.  Large black varnished case 96x40 cm. Height 30 cm, with a drawer for the 4 cylinders. Handwritten tunesheet (varied program). Leverwound (double spring). Tune indicator, zither, air changing at will. With four 36 cm cylinders. Three combs with 41, 49 and 41 teeth (only one broken, invisible under the zither). Ca 1880. Very good condition, notation and sound, by one of the best makers of musical boxes.
Est. 4000/6000 €

Nº 673: A 8 tunes musical box  Case with boxwood stringing decoration, Lenght 55 cm. 33 cm cylinder. Ca 1880. Completely restored. Modern tunesheet. Good condition and sound.
Est. 1500/2000 €

Nº 674: A 12 tunes musical box  Case with boxwood stringing decoration, lenght 55 cm. 24 cm cylinder,  diam. 8 cm. 43 teeth. Tune indicator. End of the XIXth c. Restoration needing completion.
Est. 500/700 €

Nº 675: A 17 keys chamber cylinder organ  "Maison Husson Buthod et Thibouville et Henry Saveresse", with a label "Ancienne maison Carnaud, A Provoste et Sciers, 8, quai du Louvre, Paris"  Walnut case 58x37 cm, Height 83 cm. Not original handle.  A large tunesheet for 3 old cylinders, but the present cylinder is a modern one, made ca 1983 by the organ maker Jean Bourgarel. (10 tunes, of which Bizet, Offenbach, Planquette, etc.).  Three 17 keys stops (metal pipes, partly open, partly stopped, all are there but some are crumpled). 2d half of the XIXth c. Restoration needs to be completed.
Est. 1000/1500 €

Nº 676: A 24 keys Ariston organette  End of the XIXth c. With 7 cardboard discs. Needs restoration.
Est. 300/400 €
 
 

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Nº 677: A fine musical picture clock  in a gilt sculpted frame 102x87 cm.  Fine painting 80x65 cm depicting a castle with a park, a river, characters.  Some old restorations. Good clockwork movement (square bedplate, later pendulum) striking the hours and half hours on gongs, and starting the small 2 tunes snuffbox like movement. Mid XIXth c. Needs cleaning and adjusting. Good condition.
Est. 2500/3500 €

Nº 678: Monopol, A wall 35 cm disc musical box  Sculpted wooden box with glazed door (a few worm holes, top lacking) 74x38 cm, height 87 cm. Two diagonally opposite 52 teeth combs (one broken tooth in each). German, end of the XIXth c. With 11 discs. Rather good condition (lacking handle).
Est. 700/1000 €

Nº 679: A 27/29 keys busker organ  On a metal carriage with 4 wheels with rubber tyres.  Anonymous made, with some old elements. Works with a handle (it was restored and sold by Alain Vian in Paris). 64x35 cm, Height. 70 cm. Needs a revision (we did not dismantle it). With 12 modern 27 keys books of music.
Est. 1200/1800 €

Nº 680: A 10 tunes coin operated barrel piano  Art nouveau style piano, 1,25x64 cm. Height 1,50 + top 35 cm.  "J. Guindre Le Valdahon Doubs". Some worm damage on the left side, otherwise rather good general condition. Soundboard apparently good (but we could not see the lower part). 99 cm cyl. (split). 51 piano keys, with mandoline effect. Tunesheet for the 10 dance tunes. With a second cylinder. Ca 1920/30.
Est. 1000/1500 €

Nº 681: Nicole Frères, a 8 tunes musical box  No 40415 (ca 1865). 52 cm case with decoration of boxwood stringing and stylised inlay on the cover. Handwritten tunesheet. Leverwound (inner side lid missing), 3 commands. 33 cm cyl. One broken tooth, many bent pins. Good presentation and working condition, but needs a restoration.
Est. 600/900 €
 
 

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Nº 682: A large and interesting 8 tunes "Voix célestes" musical box  Case with handles, decorated with boxwood stringing and inlay (small wear) 81x38x38 cm. Lever winding, nickel plated double barrel and 33 cm cyl. Fine tunesheet (Faust, Carmen, Guillaume Tell, etc.). Between the two 32 teeth combs (2 treble tips broken on the right) is a comb with the 18 teeth of voix célestes, playing well (rare !). End of the XIXth c. Good general condition of presentation and in working order.
Est. 3500/5000 €
 
 

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Nº 683: A fine 8 tunes hidden bells musical box.  Box with inlay decoration 60 cm. Tunesheet ("Ste Croix Suisse"). 33 cm cylinder. End of the XIXth c. No broken teeth, but many bent pins. Needs restoration.
Est. 400/600 €

Nº 684: Melodion, a 6 tunes and 27 keys German cylinder organette Case painted in imitation of wood 56 cm. 42 cm cyl. End of the XIXth c.  Good condition, in working order, but needs some adjustments.
Est. 600/900 €
 
 

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Nº 685: A large coin operated Amelotti automatic accordion, needing a restoration  Large case 145x70 cm, height 1,85 plus percussions 72 cm. Electrical motor. First third of the XXth c. It looks complete and in good general condition, but needs a complete restoration. With 12 rolls, most of them in good condition and in their cases.
Est. 3500/5500 €

Nº 686-687: no lots

Nº 688: E. Maingot, les Automates (1959).
Est. 20/30  €

Nº 689: Three books :  Automates et instruments de musique mécanique (Coll. Weiss, Office du livre 1976) ; Les Automates par J. Prasteau (1968) ; J Bédel, les Automates (1987).
Est. 60/80 €

Nº 690: A carboard set with the book "Androïdes" (Automates de Jaquet Droz, Scriptar 1979) with a score and a record (1 disc) of the Jaquet Droz automaton.
Est. 40/60 €

Nº 691: Chapuis et Droz, les Automates (1949), a fine bound copy.
Est. 150/250 €

Nº 692: Three books :  A. Soriano, les Automates de Monte Carlo (1985) ; E. Maingot, les Automates (1959) ; Les Automates by J. Prasteau (1968).
Est. 40/60  €

Nº 693: Chr. Bailly, l'Age d'or des automates (1987)
Est. 40/60 €

Nº 694: " Les jouets de Roullet Decamps " (The toys of R.-D.) by A-M and J. Porot  (200 typewritten pages).
Est. 30/50  €

Nº 695: "L'Age d'Or des Automates" by Christian Bailly - 2d edition 1991, with two exhibition catalogues, and the 10 first issues of the Journal Coppélia
Est. 50/100 €

Nº 696: A rare couple of musicians with "Nüremberg" said composition head and shoulders, open mouth with teeth, painted wooden limbs. They are seated and clothed in the Turkish fashion. The woman plays a guitar and the man strikes cymbals. Pulling movement for the head and the hands. Under glass dome. Total height 35 cm. L. 24 cm. Mid XIXth c.
Est. 1500/2000 €

Nº 697: A goat pulling a basket-work made cart, with inside decorated with original blue silk. A fine toy from the Napoléon III period (3d quarter of the XIXth c.). Mechanism inside the cart. Fine original condition (the eyes of the goat are lacking). L 43cm.
Est. 2500/3000 €

Nº 698: Gustave VICHY "Jeune femme au masque"  (A lady with a masque).  A charming automaton depicting a young lady seated under a tree. She fans herself with her right hand, and holds in her left hand a masque that she lifts in front of her face. Bisque head by Gaultier, chestnut paperweight eyes, bisque shoulders and hands. 2 tunes musical movement with remnants of a tunesheet. Fine original condition, because protected under a glass dome. Height 40cm.
Est. 3000/4000 €
 
 

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Nº 699: Blaise Bontems.  A bush with seven animated birds and a spring.  The birds chirp in their nest, one bird flies from one bough to the other, another bird picks up food, etc. Dial of the clock inscribed "Bontems Paris". Fine condition on a blackened wooden base, under glass dome (a crack). Height 76 - Width 60cm.
Est. 8000/12000 €
 
 

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Nº 700: Gustave VICHY "Clown magicien" (A clown as a conjuror) A fine automaton depicted in the catalogue de la Maison VICHY : "Seated on a stool, he performs a conjuror's trick, with movements of his head and his eyelids. He puts aside the scarf in front of his hat, shows a mouse, and put the scarf again. When it takes it again away, a cat appears". In good working order, with musical movement, clothes have been remade. Height 60cm.
Est. 6000/9000 €
 
 

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Nº 701: ROULLET DECAMPS. "Pifferari" (Italian player) playing a harp  Movements of the head, the arms, rich satin costume, with music" (according to the description of the catalogue of the Maison Decamps under n°191). Mecanism inside the body, with beautiful movements of the metal hands and of the head (rare characterized model by the Maison Jumeau, stamped in red),  taille 10, blue paperweight eyes.  Good original condition (the red velvet on the base was probably replaced). With musical movement. Ca 1880/90. Height 72cm (without the hat).
Est. 12000/18000 €
 
 

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Nº 702: Blaise BONTEMS. A cage with two singing birds. Sculpted and gilt wooden base. The birds are placed in a scenery. Movement of the head, the beak and the tail. End of the XIXth c. Height 58cm.
Est. 5000/7000 €
 
 

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Nº 703: Gustave VICHY. A bust of an Ethiopian woman playing the harp.  Composition head with movements of the eyes and graceful movements up or downwards and sideways. Fine movements of the right hand. Good original condition. Base with the plate of the Maison Vichy. End of XIXth c. Height 50cm.
Est. 12000/18000 €
 
 

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Nº 704: VICHY "La fermière" The farmer's wife  A fine automaton in rich period clothing with bisque Jumeau head, shoulders and hands, chestnut paperweight eyes. She turns her head, bows, rises the lid of her basket with her right hand : a chicken appears, moves and chirps. With her left hand, she presents a bunch of flowers. Mechanism inside the body, with a 2 tunes musical movement. Ca 1880. Height 65cm.
Est. 8000/12000 €
 
 

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Nº 705: LAMBERT. "Chinoise serveuse de thé" A chinese woman serving tea  Fine Asiatic bisque Jumeau head, smiling open mouth, chestnut paperweight eyes, bisque hands. With her right hand, she pours tea in a cup put on a tray she wears with her left hand. Beautiful costume and beautiful original hairdress. 2 oriental tunes musical movement, with labels : 1) Pontzi 2) Loe Tee Hun Thiw. Key marked "L B". Ca 1890.  Height 62cm.
Est. 7000/9000 €
 
 
 

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Nº 706: Gustave VICHY. "La marchande de fleurs" A flower girl A charming and gracious automaton. She bows on her display stand, stands up straight again, and offers a bunch of flowers. Fine movement of the right arm. Movements of the head and of the left arm. Head, shoulders, arms and hands attributed to Gaultier. Fine clothing partly restored in the fashion of the rich satin costumes. Mechanism and musical movement inside the flower basket. Ca 1880.  Height 49cm.
Est. 8000/12000 €

Nº 707: A curious clock under glass dome with a musical animated scene depicting a farrier workshop.  4 movements. Lenght 44 cm. Height 51 cm. Good 3 tunes musical movement (we did not dismantle it). XIXth c. Restorations. In very good condition.
Est. 2000/3000 €
 
 
 

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Nº 708: ROULLET DECAMPS. "Noir joueur de tambour" (A black musician playing drums).  A rare and large automaton with mechanism inside its body, rolling on the drums and movements of its head and its eyes. This automaton has been restored : clothes and the patina on its head. It is pleasant to look it performing, the mechanism was revised and is in working order. Ca 1900. Height 80cm. A similar automaton is shown page 117 in "l'Age d'Or des Automates" by Christian Bailly, and refers to the Jacques Courtois auction at the Galerie de Chartres, in 1977.
Est. 13000/18000 €
 
 

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Nº 709: "Procession à l'église de la Madeleine à Paris" A procession in a church ...  Fine animated picture, from the Napoléon III period (3d quarter of the XIXth c.) depicting a procession with 57 characters marching in front of a chromolithograph representation of this Parisian church. Stamped in gold letters on the base : "Intérieur de Ste Madeleine de Paris". With a clock  (stamped Tarin à Paris), and a repetition mechanism at will (musical movement missing). Fine original condition, fine frame in gilt stucco. Height 100X86cm - Depht 25cm.
Est. 6000/8000 €
 

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Nº 710: Blaise BONTEMS. A fine gilt bronze cage with two singing birds.  Base with canted corners bearing 4 porcelaine plates with polychrome galant scenes in the spirit of the XVIIIth c. Movements of the head, the beak, the tail. Good condition. End of the XIXth c. Height 50cm.
Est. 7000/12000 €
 

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Nº 711: Gustave VICHY. "Pierrot donnant une aubade à la lune" (Pierrot serenading the Moon)  A famous automaton depicting Pierrot sereneding the moon with his banjo. The moon answers him with a wink and a movement of the mouth. Pierrot shows her his tongue !!! With a musical movement. Vichy key. It works, but needs a normal small revision. An old restoration to the external part, some cracks, period clothing. End of the XIXth c. Height 53 - Lenght 53cm.
Est. 12000/18000 €
 
 

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Nº 712: LAMBERT. "Fumeur de narguilé." Called "the Turkish smoker"  in the catalogue of the Maison Lambert under the Nº 28. Composition head and hands, paperweight eyes. Fine movements of the head and the arms. He smokes with his right hand and drinks with his left hand. In very good working order (a few restorations and usual cleaning of the clothing and the patina). End of the XIXth c. Height 63cm.
Est. 8000/12000 €
 
 

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Nº 713: Gustave VICHY. "Joueuse de mandoline"  A female mandolin player  An automaton with a very beautiful character Jumeau head, taille 10, closed mouth, blue paperweight eyes, composition hands. Movements of the head, the arms, the hands. Remade clothing, wig. Mechanism and 2 tunes musical movement inside the body. Affixed with the brass Vichy plate. Ca 1890. Height 75cm.
Est. 8000/12000 €
 
 

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Nº 713 bis  GASTON DECAMPS, A laughing man, called "Le Rigolo".  It was ordered by a laboratory producing a drug for kidney diseases,  "l'Urodonal".  The character is seated on a squab [a loose cushion] : he is a joyful man, clothed in a lounge suit. He holds his hands on his belly, and shakes his sides with laughter, reclining backwards while opening his mouth. It is easy to imagine that he cries ah ah ah ! moving sideways and forward and backward, to do it again and again. His mouvements are flexible, with an irregular rythm perfectly natural, which unavoidably provoques the laughter of the audience. No real reference to the original pharmaceutical aim ! Clothes and feet patina have been remade. It was made in ca 10 copies in ca 1928. In good condition, works through an electrical transformer. Height 85cm.
Est. 6000/8000 €
 
 

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Nº 714: ROULLET DECAMPS. "Le Mexicain" A fine automaton playing a mandoline. Fine rich clothing remade according to the tradition, and using old fabrics. Composition head (movements upright and sideways) and of the eyelids, metal hands. Mechanism and 2 tunes musical movement inside the body. Mandoline not original. Ca 1870/80. Height 70cm.
Est. 8000/10000 €
 
 

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Nº 715: Gustave VICHY. "Petit Page violoniste" A little page-boy playing the violin.  He is seated on the base, with silk original costume. Fine bisque head, chestnut paperweight eyes, painted metal hands. Movements of the head and of the right arm. Fine original condition (some wear to the clothes), 2 tunes musical movement with label. Ca 1880. Height 34cm.
Est. 3500/4000 €

Nº 716: LAMBERT. "Bébé à l'ombrelle" A baby with a parasol.  A charming automaton with 2 movements of its head. It catches a butterfly with a net it holds in its right hand, and moves its parasol with its left hand. Jumeau head stamped in red, taille 4, closed mouth, chestnut paperweight eyes. Base with a musical movement, in perfect condition. Clothing and the parasol have been remade, but in a remarkable manner, the underwear is original. Ca 1890. See the catalogue of the Maison Lambert réf. 36. Height 58cm.
Est. 4000/5000 €
 
 

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Nº 717: Lambert. "Bébé au chien" A she-baby with a dog.  The little girl opens her basket, a dog appears, opens its mouth and barks. Jumeau head stamped in red, taille 5, closed mouth, chestnut paperweight eyes, bisque hands. Fine dress and yellow silk hat with laces (remade), original underwear. One tune musical movement with tunesheet. Height 60cm with the hat.
Est. 4000/5000 €

Nº 718: RENOU (attributed to). "Singe sur rocking chair" (A monkey on a rocking chair).  As it was found, but it works. The swinging of the rocking chair needs attention. Musical movement. Movements of the head, the right hand, the eyes, and the arm which feeds the baby. Height 39 - Width 30cm.
Est. 1500/2000 €

Nº 719: Decamps. "La ballerine"  SFBJ bisque head. Clothed with a dancing frill skirt, she rotates, with movements of the body and the arms. Ca 1930. With the label "Nain Bleu". Base with musical movement. Height 43cm.
Est. 1500/2000 €

Nº 720: LAMBERT. "La tricoteuse"  An automaton depicting a seated woman on a bamboo chair. She leans forward and knits. Bisque arms and hands (accident to a finger), Simon & Halbig bisque head (accident and missing part). Movements of the eyes. Period clothing (worn dress, but underwear and shoes in good condition). In front of her feet, a cat plays with a woollen ball. Base with musical movement playing one tune "Le Grand Mogol". Key. "L.B." Height 52cm.
Est. 1500/2000 €

Nº 721: A German small manivelle toy depicting a clown playing the violin, with his dog, with a small musical movement.  The clown with a bisque head. End of the XIXth c. Good general condition (bottom of the case lacking, not original violin, wear to the dog). H 27x16cm.
Est. 600/800 €

Nº 722: Farkas. "joueuse de mandoline" A female mandolin player Composition head and hands. Movements of the head, the right arm and a foot beating time. Reuge musical movement. Mid XXth c. Height 37cm.
Est. 700/1000 €

Nº 723: Farkas. "le cordonnier" The shoemaker.  Bisque head, his left hand goes sideways, the right hand strikes with a hammer, his head rotates from right to left, and on the bench, a small bird rotates. Rare model. Reuge musical movement. Mid XXth c. Height 36cm.
Est. 700/1000 €

Nº 724: A singing bird movement for a snuffbox stamped "K. G. Made in Germany". In working order.
Est. 400/600 €

Nº 725: A singing bird snuffbox needing completion and restoration. 10 cm. Without bird. Beginning of the XXth c.
Est. 300/500 €

Nº 726: A political automaton "Confédération Générale du travail - Bien être et liberté" (Welfare and Liberty). Depicts a man holding a red flag.
Est. 2/300 €

Nº 727-728: no lots
 

Nos 729 à 742: 14 good modern automata by Marie Madeleine KAËPPELIN

Marie Madeleine KAËPPELIN has created automata as soon as when she was 15, and mainly in the years 1970/80.

The antiques specialized journal " L'Estampille ", June 1975, has dedicated a long and excellent article to her work. She is also mentionned pages 76 and 77 in the book " Les Automates ", by Jean BEDEL (Ed. " A.B.C. Décor ", 1987).

At that time, she changed her artistic automata creation activity for personal reasons, corresponding to a very serious change in her life.

Pierre MATISSE, son of Henri, who holds a gallery in New York City, was one of her clients.

May we propose an extract of the article from the  " l'Estampille " Journal :  " Marie-Madeleine KAËPPELIN goes on with the tradition, but does not try to imitate her famous predecessors : her automata have a very personnal touch. She does not pretend to be a mechanics nor an ingeneer. She is first an artist, with poetical and satirical mind.

(A copy of this article from the " L'Estampille " journal will be given to each of the buyers).
 
 

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Nº 729: "Scène de cirque" (A circus scene)  Three characters : a clown, a goat and a jumping goblin. Electrical, with lighting. Ca 1975. Height 97x64 - Depht. 45cm.
Est. 1200/1800 €
 
 

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Nº 730: "Danses orientales" Inside a palace :  the sultan breathes and stares with wide opened eyes to three belly dancing women. A monkey plays a trumpet, a lamp (Alladin?) is lighted. With lighting and sound. Ca 1976.  Height 64x40 - Depht 45cm.
Est. 1500/2000 €
 

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Nº 731: "Magicien : l'homme qui se coupe la tête"  (A conjuror cutting his own head).  On a theater stage, a strong man cuts his head and presents it to the audience while laughing. Lighting and sound of the laughter. Ca 1977. Height 56x40 - Depht 24cm.
Est. 800/1200 €
 
 

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Nº 732: "Moi et moi" (me and me) Two gossiping ladies are seated in a public garden. A different version was created in ca 1962 (Cf. article in ABC Décor). Electrical motor. Height 31x36 - Depht 22cm.
Est. 800/1200 €
 
 
 
 

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Nº 733: "Le singe" (A monkey).  In a scenery of tropical forest, it scratches its bottom ... Electrical, ca 1979. Height 34x26 - Depht 19cm.
Est. 600/1000 €

Nº 734: "Le serpent" (A snake)  A snake goes forward undulating in a forest. Electrical, ca 1982. Height 26x18 - Depht 10cm.
Est. 400/600 €

Nº 735: "Lee Cooper"  Created ca 1983 from the famous advertisement for the jeans trousers. A fair woman, seen from behind, with naked shoulders, wears such jeans and undulates ... Electrical. Height 18x7 - Depht 9cm.
Est. 400/600 €
 

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Nº 736: "Le bilboquet"  Ca 1961.  In a Renaissance scenery, a gentleman plays successfully with a bilboquet. Near his feet, a greyhound moves its tail.  A similar copy made the front cover page of the Journal l'Estampille. With a handle.  Height 36x32 - Depht 19cm.
Est. 700/1000 €
 
 

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Nº 737: "Le chat botté" (Puss in boots).  Ca 1960. A handle operated automaton, in a fine scenery. It juggles with a ball. Height 32x31 - Depht 19cm.
Est. 800/1200 €

Nº 738: "Le chien" (A dog)  Ca 1962, a handle operated automaton. This dog looks at the contents of a dust bin, and scratches its neck. Height 30x20 - Depht 13cm.
Est. 700/1000 €

Nº 739: "Le singe orange" (An orange monkey)  Ca 1961, a handle operated automaton. It looks at itself in a mirror. Height 26x10 - Depht 13cm.
Est. 400/600 €

Nº 740: "Le singe rêveur" (A dreaming monkey)  Ca 1963. It scratches its head, with movements of its eyes. Height 25x13 - Depht 10cm.
Est. 500/700 €

Nº 741: "Singe clown" (A monkey as a clown).  Ca 1965. A handle operated automaton. It jumps on a chair. Height 21x17 - Depht 6cm.
Est. 300/500 €

Nº 742: "Le singe clown" (A monkey as a clown).  Ca 1965, similar to the preceding lot. Height 21x17 - Depht 6cm.
Est. 300/500 €

Nº 743-744: no lots.

Nº 745: "Gisèle", a fine dancing doll on a rosewood box. Total height : 20 cm. Box 11,5x7,5 cm. Fine 11 cm bisque headed doll with period clothes. The spring of the "dancing" mechanism is unhooked, otherwise the whole item is in very good condition. End of the XIXth c.
Est. 250/400 €
 

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Nº 746: "The improved Celestina", a 20 keys organette Fine case with transfer and some glass beads decoration 40x34, height. 36 cm. Ca 1900, Very good working and presentation condition. With 27 rolls (modern).
Est. 1200/1800 €
 
 

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Nº 747: A large 8 tunes musical box on a table, with reeds, percussions and 6 bells stricken by "Chinese" automata  In need of a restoration. Contourned shaped box with handles, with veneered and boxwood stringing.  83x39 cm, height 33 cm. On a similar Louis XV style table 92x48, height 49 cm. Leverwound, 49 cm cylinder in good condition, but combs with many missing teeth. 23 reed keys. Drum (missing) and castagnets at will, 6 bells with "Chinese" automata. End of the XIXth c. Complete restoration needed.
Est. 1500/2300 €

Nº 748: A 6 tunes musical box  Case with decoration of boxwood stringing and transfer (remnants). 31 cm. Nickel plated 9 cm cylinder. End of the  XIXth c. Good condition, good sound, but needs cleaning and some small restorations (unhooked spring).
Est. 300/400 €

Nº 749: A 6 tunes musical box, with external winding  Probably by Mermod. Simple case, lenght 37 cm. Brass 9 cm cylinder. Tune indicator. End of  XIXth c. Seems in good condition, needs cleaning and a revision (spring unhooked).
Est. 250/350 €

Nº 750: A good 8 tunes musical box  Case with transfer decoration (some wear), lenght 43 cm. Right interior case divider needs to be remade.  Nickel plated 15 cm cylinder, tune indicator. End of XIXth c. Tune changer blocked. Good sound and fine playing. Probably by the French maker l'Epée.
Est. 400/600 €

Nº 751: A "Nicea" coin operated barrel piano  Art nouveau style piano 142x67, Height 170 cm + top 30 cm. 10 tunes.  119 cm cylinder (splits). 57 piano keys, 4 drum keys, 1 woodblock and 1 triangle. The lower part of the soundboard needs attention : metal stiffeners, and splits.
Est. 700/1000 €

Nº 752: Imperator, a 19 cm disc musical box  Case 26,5 cm, with a lithography "Imperator" under the lid. Winding through an external handle. Ca 1900. Good condition (small adjustments needed). With 6 discs.
Est. 450/600 €

Nº 753: A 2 tunes musical tile  In a contourned shape, with tunesheet. A split in the tile. Rather asthmatic musical movement. Beginning of the XXth c.
Est. 50/80 €

Nº 754: A small wooden musical alarm clock  Height 24 cm. Beginning of the XXth c. Good condition.
Est. 100/150 €

Nº 755: A large 8 tunes musical box in need of restoration 71 cm case with handles. 2 combs, 44 cm cylinder. Ca 1880.
Est. 150/250 €

Nº 756: A wooden musical alarm clock  Height 43 cm. 2 tunes with handwritten tunesheet. Beginning of the XXth c. Good condition, good sound.
Est. 100/150 €

Nº 757: An 8 tunes musical box, in need of restoration  47 cm case with inlay decoration, 21 cm cylinder. End of the XIXth c.
Est. 100/200 €

Nº 758: A small 3 tunes musical box movement.  Inside a 12 cm burrwood box. 7,5 cm cylinder. Ca 1900. Without key and control levers. Good sound, but needs cleaning.
Est. 130/200 €

Nº 759: A fine 3 tunes small musical box.  Burrwood case with boxwood stringing decoration, 13 cm. Good musical movement with tunesheet. Ca 1900. Lacking key and control levers. It works, but needs a revision.
Est. 150/250 €

Nº 760: Troubadour, a 18 cm disc musical box  Case with remnants of transfer decoration. Lenght 22 cm. End of the XIXth c. With 13 discs. Good condition, but the handle is lacking.
Est. 200/300 €

Nº 761: A fine 2 tunes musical cigar dispenser  Height 29 cm. Round black varnished base with brass decorations. Tunesheet. Good music when the 6 panels are opened. End of XIXth c. Starting needs attention.
Est. 250/350 €

Nº 762: 10 small Lador keywound musical movements. End of XXth c.
Est. 40/80 €

Nº 763: A small modern musical table  37x27 cm. Height. 41 cm. Imitation of inlay. Needs strenghtening. With small "Premilex" Swiss musical movement in good condition.
Est. 30/50 €

Nº 764: A small modern Japanese musical jewel casket.
Est. 15/20 €

Nº 765: A small cubic casket with musical movement  Decoration of enameled plates. 12x12x10 cm. 2d half of XXth c.
Est. 20/40 €

Nº 766: A radio set shaped musical box, with a dancing couple in view  Reuge 18 teeth musical movement. We add an electrified base for a Chirstmas tree, with a 18 teeth Reuge musical movement, playing "Silent night". Good condition. End of the XXth c.
Est. 50/80 €

Nº 767: Jaccard, Suisse, a curious mechanical metronome  with bell striking every 2, 3 or 4 beats. Ca 1950/60. Excellent condition, with cardboard box and instructions.
Est. 30/50 €

Nº 768: A rare set of more than 78 rpm records, playing various mechanical organs,  French and Dutch, large organs (Mortier, but also Marenghi, Jazz orchestre Limonaire, etc.) and portable organs. Ca 1920-1940, a few later.  Good condition.
Est. 250/400 €

Nº 769: A fine small 3 tunes musical box, with mandoline effect  In need of a restoration. Fine burrwood case in the shape of a trunk, good condition, 15 cm. 9 cm cylinder (many bent pins, 5 broken teeth). End of XIXth c. Seems complete.
Est. 120/200 €

Nº 770: A fine small 3 tunes musical box with mandoline effect Fine burrwood box with black escutcheon, 9 cm cyl. In good working order, good sound. End of the XIXth c.
Est. 250/400 €

Nº 771: A fine two tunes musical cigar dispenser  Height 31 cm. Black varnished round base, with 6 small doors decorated with brass lyras. Tunesheet. End of the XIXth c. Very good musicality.
Est. 250/350 €

Nº 772: A 10 tunes musical box  43 cm box with a fine tunesheet. Brass 16 cm cyl. End of XIXth c. Many pins and one tooth missing.
Est. 150/200 €

Nº 773: A small 15,5 cm disc table Symphonion musical box  20x17 cm. One comb (two broken teeth). It works, but needs a revision. Ca 1900. With one disc.
Est. 150/250 €

Nº 774: A 65 notes pianola push-up  Ca 1900. As is.
Est. 120/180 €

Nº 775: Two large wooden cylinders for a chamber or a church organ.  Total lenght 111 cm, pinned lenght, 95 cm. Diam. 135 mm. Helicoidal notation. With a label "Leroy aîné". One has a religious program, the other plays "Ouverture de la caravane du Caire". XIXe s. A few worm damage and splits.
Est. 30/50 €

Nº 776-777: no lots.

Nº 778: A fine 8 strings mandoline with inlaid butterfly decoration (a small lack, and a split). 61 cm. XIXth c.
Est. 150/300 €

Nº 779: A good small diatonic accordion made by François Dedenis à Brive  21 song keys, 8 bass keys. Ca 1900. Rather good condition.
Est. 150/250 €

Nº 780: A manual played Zither "Piano Harp" "Salon Harfe" 2 chromatic octaves and 6 bass chords. 45x53 cm. Beginning of the XXth c. A few strings missing.
Est. 80/120 €

Nº 781: Two accordions mid XIXth c.  One in blackened wood, 22 mother of pearl keys. 36 cm. The other with 12 keys. In need of a restoration.
Est. 100/150 €

Nº 782: A small reed organ
Est. 60/100 €

Nº 783: An accordion by Pajot Jeune à Jenzat  21 notes and 8 bass notes. 32 cm. Ca 1900. In need of restoration.
Est. 50/100 €

Nº 784: Accordion by François Dedenis, Brive. Ca 1900.
Est. 100/200 €

Nº 785: An accordion, ca 1960
Est. ? €

Nº 786: A German accordion by Surr's. XIXth c.
Est. 100/150 €

Nº 787-788: no lots.
 
 

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Nº 789: A large painted metal fairground target with a silhouetted character ringing a bell at the rear of a locomotive. 80x63cm.
Est. 1000/1500 €

Nº 790: A rare collection of four small fairground targets, which are believed to be erotic till their doors open when the shooter succeed ... with no erotic image at all. 33x20cm.
Est. 1000/1500 €

Nº 791: A pig by K. Müller, ca 1905, the saddle with a pig head, glass eyes, old painting, some flakes. L. 1m45. H. 75 cm. On a modern base.
Est. 3000/4000 €

Nº 792: Bayol, a fine natural wood carrousel horse, with traces of polychromy, sculpture of small flowers, glass eyes, very good condition. H. 1m25 - W 1m20
Est. 1800/2500 €

Nº 793: A  dromedary by Mathieu, ca 1950, with two seats, original painting, glass eyes, with an exceptionnal harnessing. Original base. L. 1m20. H. 107 cm.
Est. 3000/4000 €

Nº 794: A concave distorting mirror. 42x30cm.
Est. 100/150 €

Nº 795: A modern fairground panel, in the 1900 style, with lighting. In various materials. A goblin's mask with flowers. H : 130cm.
Est. 200/300 €

There are also a few lots of arcade machines, and ca 45 lots about phonographs. See the French catalogue.

Sorry, no English translation for the lots about phonos and arcade machines.  Please see the French version of the catalog for these items (text and photos).

End of this auction : ca 18 h (6 p.m).
Results will be published on the same web site : http://www.mmdigest.com/Auctions/

Dolls : large specialized auction on Saturday May 20, ask for the special catalogue.

Our next specialized auction of mechanical music, dolls, automata, etc. will take place in December 2006.
Last entries for the catalogue : end of October 2006.



04 May 2006

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