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    Automaton: Keywound Musical Boy Catching Butterfly, from an unknown maker. Dressed in period custom, when wound, the boy moves his bisque arms and raises his net to catch the butterfly swirling around the a canister while his head moves slowly from side to side. Approximately 19" tall, the bisque head is marked E & S 12/0 and has stationary glass eyes and an open mouth. The clothing appears to be original although with some staining and velvet covering the base is intact although stained as well along the edges. When the key is turned, the music box plays and all elements move to the tune. There is no on off switch. This fine example is typical of most made in 1900.

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    Nov-Dec, 2011
    30th-1st Wednesday-Thursday
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