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France - Chartres - Galerie de Chartres
Ca 250 lots :
Many fine automatas by Lambert, Roullet-Decamps (La magicienne), Vichy
(Le vendangeur, le joueur d'orgue de Barbarie), etc.
Me Jean-Pierre Lelièvre - Pascal Maiche - Alain Paris
IMPORTANT : The auction will take place as usual in the
old gothic "Chapel",
- VIEWING : Friday May 19th : 15 to 17 h and 20 h30 to 22 h
- ADMINISTRATION, ENQUIRIES AND CATALOGUES
Technical consultant for mechanical music instruments :
* 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 :
This catalogue is also visible at the following web address :
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
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
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).
Nº 604: J. Guédon, Facteur d'orgue (Reprint 1980)
Text + Atlas
Nº 605: A set of the Journal "Perforons la musique" 1992-1999.
add various archives (Collectionneur Français, documents on phonographs
Nº 606: Bowers, Encyclopaedia of Automatic Musical Instruments
Press, 1972, "The Bible" in our field)
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.
Nº 608: A large collection of auction catalogs (Chartres
and varia, on mechanical music).
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)
Nº 610: "Au temps des boîtes à musique", by Bonhote
and Baud (without record).
Nº 611: Two posters : one of Duval et Machon, and the other
of the Henri Triquet Museum in Paris.
Nº 612: 3 illustrations on busker organs. (1 framed
engraving, and two other old engravings).
Nº 613: "Le bon genre", an engraving after the "Directoire"
of the XIXth c), depicting a barrel organ player.
Nº 614: Two ceramic plates depicting scenes with a barrel organ.
Nº 615: Three ceramic plates depicting scenes with barrel organ,
telegraph and telephone. Ca 1900.
Nº 616: A rare bronze administrative plate, lyra-shaped, giving
authorization to a street singer, Nº 90, delivered to J. Sausse,
Feb. 16th, 1831.
Nº 617: "Monkey Bank" A monkey drops a coin in his master's
barrel organ. Heavy metal cast, American, ca 1960 ?
Nº 618: Ten old postcards with a little "Moritat" barrel organ
player, showing views of cities or various characters.
Nº 619: Twelve fine old postcards with barrel organ and children,
wishing a happy new year, some with variants. One with a Czech advertising
story for a soap ("Troji Prani").
Nº 620: A small album with 60 modern postcards (museums,
mechanical music, phonos, automata).
Nº 621: Ca 80 modern commercial cards of various makers,
restorers, collectors, resellers, etc. forming a true who's who of mechanical
Nº 622: Five plates with chromos and vignettes on Barrel organs,
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.
Nº 624: A Bols musical decanter, with a small ballerina inside.
half of XXth c. Good condition.
Nº 625: A small "poor box" musical box. Needs restoration.
Nº 626: A 3 tunes musical tile with decoration of 2 birds Beginning
of the XXth c.
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.
Nº 628: A 2 tunes musical photo album Rather good condition
family photos). Good musical movement.
Nº 629: A modern musical gilt metal key holder, with one tune.
Nº 630: A one tune musical lighter (Sanyo).
Nº 631: A 2 tunes musical tile, with decoration of two birds.
Beginning of the XXth c. Restorations.
Nº 632: A 4 tunes Thorens musical box Simple box 17 cm.
of XXth c. Excellent condition.
Nº 633: A small 4 tunes musical box In a case with escutcheon,
13 cm. 7 cm cyl. Good condition, good sound. Ca 1900.
Nº 634: A musical fruit dish on pedestal Diam. 21 cm.
of the XXth c.
Nº 635: A small 6 tunes musical box Burrwood case, 13,5
cm. 5 cm cylinder, with tunesheet. Beginning of the XXth c.
Nº 637: A serinette by Bourdot Boban à Mirecourt
Walnut case 28 cm. Ca 1900. Needs restoration. Barely readable tunesheet.
2 pipes missing.
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.
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
Nº 640: A small Intona 16 keys organette 28 cm black box.
1900. Apparently in good condition, but lacking its annular discs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nº 676: A 24 keys Ariston organette End of the XIXth c.
7 cardboard discs. Needs restoration.
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
Nº 679: A 27/29 keys busker organ On a metal carriage
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nº 686-687: no lots
Nº 688: E. Maingot, les Automates (1959).
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).
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.
Nº 691: Chapuis et Droz, les Automates (1949), a fine bound
Nº 692: Three books : A. Soriano, les Automates de Monte
Carlo (1985) ; E. Maingot, les Automates (1959) ; Les Automates by
J. Prasteau (1968).
Nº 693: Chr. Bailly, l'Age d'or des automates (1987)
Nº 694: " Les jouets de Roullet Decamps " (The toys of R.-D.)
A-M and J. Porot (200 typewritten pages).
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nº 724: A singing bird movement for a snuffbox stamped "K. G.
Made in Germany". In working order.
Nº 725: A singing bird snuffbox needing completion and restoration.
10 cm. Without bird. Beginning of the XXth c.
Nº 726: A political automaton "Confédération Générale
du travail - Bien être et liberté" (Welfare and Liberty).
Depicts a man holding a red flag.
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).
Nº 734: "Le serpent" (A snake) A snake goes forward undulating
in a forest. Electrical, ca 1982. Height 26x18 - Depht 10cm.
Nº 735: "Lee Cooper" Created ca 1983 from the famous advertisement
the jeans trousers. A fair woman, seen from behind, with naked shoulders,
wears such jeans and undulates ... Electrical. Height 18x7 - Depht 9cm.
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.
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.
Nº 740: "Le singe rêveur" (A dreaming monkey) Ca
1963. It scratches its head, with movements of its eyes. Height 25x13
- Depht 10cm.
Nº 741: "Singe clown" (A monkey as a clown). Ca 1965.
A handle operated automaton. It jumps on a chair. Height 21x17 - Depht
Nº 742: "Le singe clown" (A monkey as a clown). Ca 1965,
similar to the preceding lot. Height 21x17 - Depht 6cm.
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.
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).
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
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.
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
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
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.
Nº 754: A small wooden musical alarm clock Height 24 cm.
of the XXth c. Good condition.
Nº 755: A large 8 tunes musical box in need of restoration 71
cm case with handles. 2 combs, 44 cm cylinder. Ca 1880.
Nº 756: A wooden musical alarm clock Height 43 cm. 2
tunes with handwritten tunesheet. Beginning of the XXth c. Good condition,
Nº 757: An 8 tunes musical box, in need of restoration
47 cm case with inlay decoration, 21 cm cylinder. End of the XIXth
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.
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
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.
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
Nº 762: 10 small Lador keywound musical movements. End of XXth
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.
Nº 764: A small modern Japanese musical jewel casket.
Nº 765: A small cubic casket with musical movement Decoration
of enameled plates. 12x12x10 cm. 2d half of XXth c.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nº 772: A 10 tunes musical box 43 cm box with a fine tunesheet.
16 cm cyl. End of XIXth c. Many pins and one tooth missing.
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.
Nº 774: A 65 notes pianola push-up Ca 1900. As is.
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.
Nº 776-777: no lots.
Nº 778: A fine 8 strings mandoline with inlaid butterfly decoration
small lack, and a split). 61 cm. XIXth c.
Nº 779: A good small diatonic accordion made by François
Dedenis à Brive 21 song keys, 8 bass keys. Ca 1900. Rather
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.
Nº 781: Two accordions mid XIXth c. One in blackened wood,
mother of pearl keys. 36 cm. The other with 12 keys. In need of a restoration.
Nº 782: A small reed organ
Nº 783: An accordion by Pajot Jeune à Jenzat 21
notes and 8 bass notes. 32 cm. Ca 1900. In need of restoration.
Nº 784: Accordion by François Dedenis, Brive. Ca 1900.
Nº 785: An accordion, ca 1960
Nº 786: A German accordion by Surr's. XIXth c.
Nº 787-788: no lots.
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.
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.
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
Nº 793: A dromedary by Mathieu, ca 1950, with two seats,
painting, glass eyes, with an exceptionnal harnessing. Original base. L.
1m20. H. 107 cm.
Nº 794: A concave distorting mirror. 42x30cm.
Nº 795: A modern fairground panel, in the 1900 style, with lighting.
various materials. A goblin's mask with flowers. H : 130cm.
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).
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.
04 May 2006
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