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France - Chartres - Galerie de Chartres
Ventes aux enchères publiques
Important auction of Automatas and
Mechanical music instruments
Sunday December 8th, 2002, beginning at 14 h (2 pm).
In the "Galerie de Chartres", 300 yards from the Cathedral.

About 240 lots :
Fine automatas by Bontems, Decamps, Roullet-Decamps, Vichy, Phalibois, Lambert, Renou, etc.
Picture-clocks with music, angelus and some with animations
Many cylinder and disc musical boxes
Some with bells, 2 " boîtes de gare", good snuffboxes, 2 early movements with teeth by groups of 2
A magnificent interchangeable Reuge musical box, with  12 cylinders
Many musical novelties
Several organettes (a rare Clariophon and an Orchestrionette Ehrlich)
Small barrel pianos, a good Mélotrope, paper rolls, etc.
Gambling machines, phonographs and fairground artifacts
Various documentation

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 December 6th : 15 to 17 h and 20h30 to 22 h

  • Saturday December 7th :  9 to 10h30 (then auction of dolls)
  • Sunday December 8th :  10 to 12 h

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    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

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    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 December 7th, 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 "Encyclopaedia of Automatic Musical Instruments", by Q. David Bowers (Vestal Press, USA, 1972 and many subsequent reprints).

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    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 : http://www.mmdigest.com/Auctions/Chartres0212/  (and so will be the results after the auction)


    Nº 601  "Les automates de Monte Carlo" A. Soriano. 1985. édit. Monaco.
    Est. 20/30 €

    Nº 602  A.B.C. Décor : Two copies of a 1970's special issue of this journal, dealing with automatas, especially the collection of J. Courtois. A programm of the Barnum circus is added.
    Est. 40/60 €

    Nº 603  L'Age d'Or des automates", by Chr. Bailly. First edition 1987, édit. Scala
    Est. 80/100 €

    Nº 604  Christian Bailly. "L'Age d'Or des Automates 1848/1914".
    Est. 40/60 €

    Nº 605  Alfred Chapuis. "Les automates dans les oeuvres d'imagination..." Neuchâtel. Ed. du Griffon 1947.
    Est. 30/50 €

    Nº 606  A book on automatas, by Annette Beyer, in German :  "Faszinierende Welt der Automaten" 1983, and another book by Jean Prasteau "Les Automates" (Collection de l'Amateur 1968).
    Est. 60/80 €

    Nº 607  Chapuis et Droz. "Les automates"  1 vol. Neuchâtel 1949. Hard bound, excellent condition.
    Est. 300/500 €

    Nº 608  "Les automates", by E. Maingot. 1959. Edit. Hachette.
    Est. 30/40 €

    Nº 609  "L'Age d'Or des automates", by C. Bailly, 2d Edition 1991, édit. Ars Mundi.
    Est. 30/45 €

    Nº 610  "Omer et Jacques Courtois" A black and white poster, on a coloured background (1,20 x 0,75 m). And a large poster, about a circus presented by Spirou and Jean Nohain (1,50x1,10m).
    Est. 100/150 €

    Nº 611  Roullet Decamps : a cow-boy on his horse. A fine mechanical toy in very fine condition, bisque head, metal hands. H 22 cm.
    Est. 300/400 €

    Nº 612  Elie Martin : a jumping dog juggling with a ball : a fine mechanical toy adorned with real fur. H 25 cm.
    Est. 250/300 €

    Nº 613  Elie Martin : A jumping bear playing cymbals. A fine mechanical toy adorned with real white fur. H 25 cm.
    Est. 250/300 €

    Nº 614  Elie Martin : a jumping cat juggling with a ball. Adorned with real skin and white fur. H 25 cm.
    Est. 250/300 €

    Nº 615  Elie Martin ? : a mechanical jumping pig in cream-coloured painted papier mâché. 20 cm.
    Est. 300/400 €

    Nº 616  Elie Martin. A horse rider, a fine mechanical toy depicting a Spahi, bisque head, metal hands. Fine condition of the horse and the clothing. 23cm.
    Est. 400/600 €

    Nº 617  A papier mâché bulldog on four wooden wheels, with a moving head and paperweight eyes, it opens its mouth and barks thanks to a pulling chain.  (some accidents, wear and missing parts). L. 44cm.
    Est. 300/400 €

    Nº 618  "A cymbal player". By pushing on the base of this small toy, the two arms of the child move and a music plays. Open mouth bisque head, composition hands, period clothes. Ca 1900. 24cm.
    Est. 400/600 €

    Nº 619  A musical "Marotte" with bisque head and shoulders German Schoenau & Hoffmeister moule 700, open mouth, blue fixed eyes. Wooden stick, clothes and fine music. Beginning of the XXth c. 39cm.
    Est. 400/600 €

    Nº 620  A musical "Marotte" with bisque head and shoulders German stamped "4/0", open mouth, blue fixed eyes. Clothes with bells. Wooden stick (some teeth lacking to the music). 29cm.
    Est. 400/600 €

    Nº 621 A pull along toy of a standing young woman She holds a stick (? missing) in her right hand. Fine Parisian pressed bisque head, bisque shoulders, wooden hands. Period clothing. On a wooden base with 4 lead wheels (one missing). Ca 1870. Length 20 cm Height 36 cm.
    Est. 1200-1500 €

    Nº 622  "A Russian female dancer", a charming musical toy operated by a handle, probably German ca 1880, with music. Open mouth bisque head and shoulders, with teeth, blue eyes, original articulated wooden limbs. The mechanism needs a small revision. Height 39cm.
    Est. 1000/1500 €

    Nº 622 b  "A Russian female dancer", a charming musical toy operated by a handle, probably German ca 1880, with music. Open mouth bisque head and shoulders, with teeth, blue eyes, wooden limbs.
    Est. 1000/1500 €

    Nº 623 Punchinello holding a "marotte" A manivelle toy picturing a seated Punchinello, with a German open mouth bisque head, who rotates with his left hand a "marotte", i. e. a small turning doll, with a fine characterized head. Fine clothes. Movements of the head and the two arms. Germany ca 1900. Height 36 cm.
    Est. 1000-1500 €

    Nº 624 Punchinello and an acrobat. A fine manivelle toy picturing a one-eyed standing Punchinello playing a guitar, while supporting on his head a young equilibrist boy. Fine papier maché Punchinello head with blue glass eyes. Musical movement. Some restorations to the clothes. Germany, ca 1900. Height 70 cm.
    Est. 1500-1800 €

    Nº 625 "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. Length 30 cm, Height 56 cm.
    Est. 3000-5000 €

    Nº 626 Punchinello and a carriage Fine pull along toy featuring Punchinello standing in a wooden cart, drawn by a horse mounted by a young boy. 3 animations : the wheels of the cart through various pulleys, Punchinello's head and right arm thanks to a double pulling action, and the rocking of the horse through a third pulling action. German open mouth bisque heads. Fine condition of the whole item. German, ca 1900. Length 39 cm Height 42 cm.
    Est. 1500-2000 €

    Nº 627  Punchinello playing a bass drum Fine pull along three-wheeled toy, with two movements caused by excentric driven pulling actions : the head, and the two arms. Fine painted papier maché head, original clothes. End of the XIXth c. Height : 46 cm.
    Est. 1500-2000 €

    Nº 628  "The horse riders" An exceptional mechanical toy picturing a fairground attraction, attributed to Renou. On a fairground platform, with mirrors at the rear, three characters mounted on swinging horses are running a contest : the middle one seems to be the winner. Small open mouth bisque heads. Fine condition of the whole toy, costumes included. Musical movement. Ca 1900. Height 44 cm Width 42 cm Depth 25 cm.
    Est. 3000-5000 €

    Nº 629 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). Length 32 cm Height 40 cm.
    Est. 2000-3000 €
     
     
    Nº 630 Two dancing couples Manivelle-activated toy featuring two couples of dancing characters. German open mouth bisque heads. Fine condition of the clothes. Germany, beginning of the XXth c. Length 40 cm, height 36 cm.
    Est. 1500-2000 €

    Nº 631  A charming small animated picture of "a village on a river" with a train riding on a bridge, a water mill, a wind mill and two boats in the front part. Pull cord mechanism with a small music, black wooden frame.  On the back, two interesting advertisements : "Au Polichinelle Vampire. Simone passage de l'Opéra" and a large label "... Plus de musiques cassées par le tirage du cordon de remontoir" (No more broken musical movements when pulling the winding cord). In perfect condition, but was restored several times. Epoque Napoléon III (2d half of the XIXth c.). 34 cm x 30 cm.
    Est. 2000/3000 €

    Nº 632  "A whistler" Sculpted and painted wooden character leaning on a street lamp. This type is a typical and famous production from the Black Forest. It holds a whistling mechanism, of the singing bird type. Mid XXth c. Height 45cm.
    Est. 1500/2000 €

    Nº 633  A singing bird snuffbox attributed to Bontems, Black tortoiseshell box (some restorations) L. 10 cm, with a small locker for the key. Lid engraved with a flower decoration. 4 movements : rotates, beak, wings and tail. Very good condition of presentation and playing (we did not open it). Ca 1900.
    Est. 2800/3500 €
     
     

    Nº 634 Roullet Decamps " A surprising flower girl" A superb automaton depicting a girl selling flowers. From a rose housed in a basket laid in front of her, rises a baby, with bisque head and hands, who send kisses to the audience. Fine bisque head with the characteristic expression attributed to Jumeau, blue paperweight eyes, bisque hands and shoulders. The mechanism and the musical movement are housed inside the body. Two movements of the head, of the right arm which shows a bunch of flowers, of the left arm which rises the cover of the basket (needing adjustment), and of the baby. Fine original condition, rich clothing (some usual wear). The motor needs some adjustments. Height 68 cm. Ca 1880-1890. Ref. 203 in the Maison Roullet Decamps catalogue, see "L'Age d'Or des Automates", by Bailly, p 293. Formerly sold in mai 1988 in the Galerie de Chartres.
    Est. 30000-45000 €

    Nº 635  A rare and large animated picture depicting a harbour with many movements : A balloon in the sky, a train crosses a bridge, a three-masted sailing ship is pitching on the front, a waterfall is on the left side, a watermill and a windmill.    A clock stands in the building on the left side. Pull-cord mechanism with wooden pulleys. With a small music. Ca 1860/1880. Very good condition of the whole item. Height 57 cm, width 68cm, depth 27cm.
    Est. 6000/8000 €

    Nº 636 A cart with she-goats. Splendid mechanical toy, 2d half of XIXth c. A wicker landau clothed with blue silk, is drawn by 2 she-goats. The mechanism is placed under the landau, 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 €
     
     
    Nº 637 Gustave Vichy : a girl selling masks A fine automaton depicting a standing Japanese girl, with a tray suspended at her neck, and her left shoulder supporting her umbrella (the masks are missing). With her right hand, she shows a mask that she rises in front of her face, while with her left hand she rotates the umbrella. Fine painted composition head (original colour) with lateral and vertical movements, also movements of the lids. The body houses the mechanism, with a two-tunes music. Original key and stop button, period clothes. The masks are missing, and the umbrella has some tear. End of the XIXth c. Height 90 cm. No 448 in the Maison Vichy catalogue. Also described in "L'Age d'Or des Automates", by Bailly, p 235, with similar models p 70 and 71.
    Est. 18000/25000 €

    Nº 638  A large picture clock with angelus striking and 12 tunes movement by Soualle. Fine sculpted and (re)gilt frame 86 x 103 cm. Fine painting with many characters, houses, a green alley, various rivers, mills, boats, etc. Good clock movements with striking for the time and the angelus (gong) on rectangular brass bedplates, in good condition. Large (not original ?) musical movement, 12 tunes on a 33 cm brass cylinder, stamped ADRE SOUALLE on the comb. It has suffered a run (6 teeth and several broken tips. The endless screw and some command rods are missing).  Ca 1860 (restorations). Alexandre Soualle made good musical box movements in Villetaneuse near Paris from 1855 to 1861.
    Est. 1400/1800 €

    Nº 639 Vichy (?), a young boy on his donkey Fine mechanical three-wheeled toy. German open mouth bisque head, lead (repainted) hands, three movements : the arms, the boy's head, and the head of the donkey. In fine condition, ca 1900. Length 26 cm.
    Est. 3000/4000 €

    Nº 640 Gustave Vichy, a young woman chasing butterflies Fine mechanical toy on 3 wheels. The mechanism is stamped with the G. Vichy mark in an oval. In working order. Closed mouth bisque head (with Steiner expression ?), chestnut paperweight eyes, bisque shoulders, lead hands, original clothes (some wear). Height 30 cm.
    Est. 2500/3000 €

    Nº 641 Gustave Vichy, a young lady on a see-saw Fine mechanical toy on 3 wheels. Fine bisque head (Steiner ?), bisque shoulders and hands, paperweight blue eyes. Movements of the head and right arm of the lady, and a clever mechanism activates the see-saw. Fine condition of the whole item (excepted accidents to two spokes on a wheel). Ca 1880. Length 32 cm Height 37 cm.
    Est. 4000/6000 €

    Nº 642 Gustave Vichy : a nurse and her child. Fine automaton depicting a young woman taking a walk with a female child. Fine condition of the clothes and painting. The mechanism inside the body of the young girl activates her legs. Closed mouth head, chestnut eyes (Steiner ?), bisque shoulders and hands. Ca 1880-1890. Length 30 cm. Height 34 cm. A similar model is reproduced in "L'Age d'Or des Automates", by Bailly, p 91.
    Est. 4000/6000 €

    Nº 643  Bontems. A fine cage with three singing birds. Rectangular gilt wooden base with decoration of garlands of foliage. Fine singing (continuous or alternate). Movements of the heads, beaks and tails. end of XIXth or beginning of XXth c. Height 62 cm.
    Est. 4000/6000 €
     
    Nº 644  "Animals dancing" A fine animated picture with cardboard chromolithographed silhouettes featuring eight animals and a musician clown. A parrot, a dog and a cat dancing, a monkey playing an Ariston organette, a she-goat, rabbits ... Interesting mechanism with wooden pulleys, pulling iron rods activated by a small musical snuffbox type movement. In fine working and conservation condition. End of the XIXth c. 33X41 cm.
    Est. 2000/2500 €

    Nº 645  A fine musical picture clock with angelus, in a fine sculpted gilt frame 76x90 cm. Fine painting (59x72 cm, some restorations) with characters (a musician and a dancing couple) in a green scenery with a church, waterfalls, ruins and mountains. Tapered sided box. 2 good clockworks, one for the clock (striking) and the other for the angelus. Good snuffbox type 2 tunes (not original but period) musical movement, teeth by groups of 4, nice notation, pulling winding. Good general condition, needs some adjustments. The balance (thread suspension) and the command rods for the music are missing. Mid XIXth c.
    Est. 1300/2000 €
     
     
    Nº 646  Phalibois "Les Saltimbanques" (The showmen) A splendid automaton featuring three characters under a green foliage vault with a painted glass dome picturing an Italian park. On the right side, a man is playing a tambourine, in the middle acts a female dancer, and on the left a seated woman looks at the two others while using her fan. Very fine pressed bisque Parisian heads, original clothes (some usual restorations). Mechanism with wooden cams and nine pulls, pull cord musical movement, black wooden base. Ca 1860/1880.  Height 78cm - Width 56 cm.
    Est. 15000/20000 €

    Nº 647 A theater with dancers A small automaton scene featuring an open air theater, with mirrors at the back of the stage. On the stage, five small dancers with period silk clothes and wooden legs. The originality of this model lies in the external representation of a green open air theater : instead of a curtain, 2 shutters close it. With a musical movement, end of the XIXth c. (some later transformations). Height 36 cm Depth 15 cm Width 27 cm.
    Est. 2500/3500 €

    Nº 648  Lambert : a Bébé with her Punchinello. A fine automaton in its original wooden case, with a label and the plate of the Magasin des enfants, passage de l'Opéra. The Bébé cries because she has broken her Pulcinello :  very fine bisque Jumeau character head, bisque hands. Punchinello : original wig and underwear (original silk dress). With her right hand, she shows her broken Punchinello, and wipes her tears with a handkerchief hold in her left hand. On a musical base covered with original velvet. The key is marked L.B. Height 50cm. Numéro 47 in the Maison Lambert catalogue : see The golden age of Automata, by Chr. Bailly, pages 174 et 350.
    Est. 4000/6000 €
     
     
    Nº 649  G. Vichy. A moon serenade A famous automaton which was a patented model by the Maison Vichy, and so described in their catalogue : "Quartier de lune dont l'oeil et la bouche sont mouvementés. Le Pierrot est assis sur le bout du croissant et joue de la mandoline ; au moment où la lune ouvre la bouche et remue l'oeil, Pierrot tourne la tête et lui tire la langue".  (A quarter of the moon with moving eye and mouth. Pierrot is seated on one end of the moon crescent and plays his mandoline ; when the moon open her mouth and moves her eye, Pierrot turns his head and shows his tongue). In good working order. Restoration to the Pierrot's head and to the clothing. Musical movement. End of the XIXth c. Height :  55cm - Length 55cm.
    Est. 12000/18000 €

    Nº 650 Lambert : a harp female player A young seated woman plays the harp. Two movements of the head and movements of each arm. Fine bisque head with the characteristic expression attributed to Jumeau, bisque hands. Partly period clothes (restorations). On a base housing the mechanism and a fine two tunes musical movement. End of the XIXth c. Original key, stamped "L. B." Height 60 cm.
    Est. 3000/5000 €

    Nº 651  Decamps : Tata, a famous young girl after Poulbot A waddling mechanical toy (restored clothing). 37cm.
    Est. 1500/2500 €

    Nº 652  Roullet Decamps : A fine "Pâté surprise" (a surprising pie) An automaton toy featuring a small pastry cook with a closed mouth Jumeau head emerging from a crusted pie while eating. Mechanism with music. Very fine condition (Restored old silk and satin clothes).  Lead hands. Ca 1885. Height when open : 35cm.
    Est. 4000/6000 €

    Nº 653  Decamps. "La Ballerine" (A female dancer) Charming and gracious automaton of a female dancer, with closed mouth Jumeau head, blue paperweight eyes, bisque hands and shoulders. She turns around with movements of her head, shoulders, leg, and arms holding a garland of flowers. Good original condition. End of the XIXth c. Height 36cm.
    Est. 4000/6000 €

    Nº 654  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 €
     
     
    Nº 655  Decamps. A showman playing a guitar, Splendid automaton featuring a guitar player who holds in equilibrium on his nose a turning brass element. Mechanism with music,  inside the body, movements of the arms, the eyes, and the brass element. Very fine original condition, rich satin costume. Total height 82cm (n° 157 of the catalogue of the Maison Roullet Decamps. See The golden age of automata, page 292).
    Est. 15000/20000 €

    Nº 656 Lambert : a fashionable lady with a mirror A fine automaton with closed mouth Jumeau head, paperweight blue eyes, stamped in red "taille 4". She turns her head from left to right, she powders her face, then looks at herself in the mirror. Fine lateral and vertical movements of the head, movements of the two arms, bisque hands. Rich original clothes (usual wear). Base with one tune musical movement and tunesheet. End of the XIXth c. Height : 53 cm.
    Est. 4000/6000 €

    Nº 657  Lambert, a female mandolin player A young seated woman plays her instrument. Two movements of the head, of the two arms, and of the right leg which taps the rythm. Closed mouth bisque head, blue paperweight eyes, bisque hands and shoulders (repair to two fingers). Original clothes (some wear). On a base housing the mechanism and a musical two tunes movement (small usual repairs). End of the XIXth c. Original key, stamped "L. B." Height 58 cm
    Est. 3000/5000 €

    Nº 658  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 velvet, one tune musical movement. Height : 52 cm. Good original condition (with two wigs, one being original).
    Est. 3000/4000 €

    Nº 659  Gustave Vichy.  "la marchande de fleurs" A rare automaton of a flower girl, depicting a woman standing in front of a wicker basket. She leans down, picks up a flower, breathes it and shows it to the passer-by. Pivoting head, bisque head, shoulders and arm, attributed to Gaultier. The mechanism with a two tunes music is housed in the basket. Remade clothing, some missing flowers. Height 48cm - Length 42 cm.
    Est. 3000/5000 €
     
    Nº 660 Lambert : a clown playing a mandolin Fine painted composition head, with glass eyes. Fine movements : the clown turns his head, shows his tongue, plays his instrument and taps the rythm with his left leg, while his body moves forward and backwards. Clothes not original, a chair stretcher is missing. On a base with a two tunes musical movement with tunesheet, original key. End of the XIXth c. Height 55 cm.
    Est. 5000/7000 €

    Nº 661  Vichy. A seated monkey playing the harp on a chair with red velvet cover, fine wooden harp, painted with embossed metal decoration. Papier mâché head with animation of the eyes and the mouth (needs revision). Fine movements of the arms and the hands, period clothing (some restorations). Mechanism and music inside the chair (usual restoration). Ca 1880. Height 49 cm.
    Est. 4000/6000 €

    Nº 662  A round metal cage with two singing birds haut. 28cm. Movements of the heads, beaks and tails. Good condition, it sings, but needs cleaning and some adjustments. Mid XXth c.
    Est. 250/350 €

    Nº 663  An animated advertising picture for the Karcher beer. with a musical box (made by Perréal, Paris) depicting the famous travelator in the 1900 World Fair in Paris, travelling in front of the main pavilions (Palais de l'électricité, Petit palais, etc...). A small pull cord musical movement activates the whole item through a set of pulleys. 30cmx29cm.
    Est. 700/1000 €

    Nº 664  Jaf. An advertising electrical automaton. depicting a standing boy who showed panels. Mechanism with 6 cams, a blowing (?) device (electrical, motor missing). Affixed with a brass plate "Jaf. Publicité animée". Height of the character : 42cm - Base : L. 60 - l. 40 - H. 20cm. Incomplete, needs restoration. (The period catalogs show this item).
    Est. 1000/1500 €

    Nº 665  Marcu. "Dandy fumeur" A fine automaton of a dandy smoker, composition head, blue glass eyes, he is standing with a stick in his left hand, and a cigarette holder in his right hand. Movements of both arms, of the head, smoking mechanism and music. On a red velvet covered base. Fine working and conservation condition (Ca 1970). Height 65cm.
    Est. 1500/2000 €

    Nº 666  Farkas, a fine automaton as a "Fumeur de narguilé", (a narguilé Turkish smoker), ca 1970, small musical movement in the base attributed to Reuge ("La marche turque"). Ca 1960/70 (some wear to the silk at the rear).
    Est. 1200/1500 €

    Nº 667  A gilt metal cage with a singing bird. Mid XXth c.
    Est. 200/300 €

    Nº 668  Phalibois : a partially built automaton depicting a man seated in an armchair, for an advertising model for the Valda pills : a doctor and his female patient. Fine staff head, with seven pulling actions, with a movement imitating breathing. Mint condition, without motor, it was in the stock bought by the Maison Decamps. H 58 cm.
    Est. 2000/3000 €

    Nº 669  Jumeau. A fine head for an automaton with a flat neck stamped in red "Déposé Tête Jumeau 8", closed mouth, blue paperweight eyes, pierced ears.
    Est. 1200/1800 €

    Nº 670  An automaton of a narguilé smoker. Mechanical automaton ca 1950-1970.
    Est. 400/600 €

    Nº 671  An electrical automaton, As a futuristic wooden robot, which can show several advertisements.
    Est. 150/300 €

    Nº 672  An electrical advertising automaton for the brand Korès (office stationery), depicting a Japanese girl standing behind her desk, with a typewriter. 120 volts. H 50cm.
    Est. 150/300 €

    Nº 673  An electrical advertising automaton for : "Solidor le tissé main de qualité", (a weaver's firm), depicting two celluloïd young girls (modelled hair with butterfly knots) who dance on the stage of a theater. Creation "D.V." H. 45cm - L. 47cm.
    Est. 200/300 €

    Nº 674  An electrical automaton featuring an artist painter. Height 60 cm.
    Est. 200/300 €

    Nº 675  18 animated advertising plates, ca 1960 (110 volts).
    Est. 120/180 €

    Nº 676  A lighted advertising display unit for a window case, shaped as a theater, ca 1960 (110 volts).
    Est. 120/180 €

    Nº 677  Ten advertising electrical animations, ca 1960 (110 volts).
    Est. 120/180 €

    Nº 680 "Un type populaire qui disparait, le joueur d'orgue de Barbarie", Petit Journal 26 avril 1908. A print is added (Loto ? Saussine éditeur ?), with an image of a barrel organ player.
    Est. 50/100 €
     
    Nº 681 An old poster "La Joueuse d'orgue", by Montépin, and on the reverse the beginning of this famous novel by Montépin. Le Petit Journal. Ca 1900. Good condition, 45x62 cm.
    Est. 60/100 €
     
     

    Nº 682  "La joueuse d'orgue"  An advertising postcard for the projection of this movie. Is added a book : Les Contes rapides, by F. Coppée, with illustration of a barrel organ player.
    Est. 30/50 €

    Nº 682 bis "Bal des Chasseurs Alpins", illustrated color supplement to the Petit Journal, 24 oct. 1897. A print is added :  "Grand orgue à manivelle", image d'Epinal Moyenne construction.
    Est. 40/80 €

    Nº 683 Les Instruments de musique mécanique (Grund 1992) by Dr A. Buchner (in French, out of print).
    Est. 30/50 €

    Nº 684 Chapuis, Histoire de la boîte à musique et de la musique mécanique, Scriptar 1955. In French. Hard bound, excellent condition.
    Est. 200/400 €

    Nº 685 A musical pottery of a street piano player with a child and a monkey. Small musical movement "S", "La vie en rose". Mid XXth c. height 25 cm.
    Est. 30/50 €

    Nº 686  "Le joueur d'orgues" (The barrel organ player). A fine polychromic German earthware. End of the XIXth c. 15 cm.
    Est. 300/500 €

    Nº 687 A fine glass musical decanter with its glass stopper. Height 30 cm. Fine 2 tunes snuffbox type musical movement. Ca 1900. Excellent condition.
    Est. 250/350 €

    Nº 688  Liqueur Garnier. An amusing liquor decanter, "Le Tiercé" featuring three flasks in one, with a stopper shaped as the head of  a horse (in plastic), the base rotating with a horse's roulette game. With music (Pétula Clark). Ca 1970. H. 21cm.
    Est. 70/100 €

    Nº 689 A 3 tunes musical box shaped as a barrel piano. Grey painted metal case (some little wear). 20 cm. Beginning of the XXe s. Quite loud, a real curiosity !
    Est. 120/180 €

    Nº 690 "Musicano" A 11 notes manivelle musical box, allowing the owner to note his own tunes on metal plates. Mid XXth c. Good condition, but needs an adjustment (too much friction when operating the handle).
    Est. 20/40 €

    Nº 691 A musical cigar dispenser, burrwood veneered, with brass decorations. Height 29 cm. Snuffbox type movement (unhooked spring). Ca 1900.
    Est. 100/200 €

    Nº 692 A musical tile, depicting flowers. Good small 2 tune musical movement. Beginning of XXth c.
    Est. 80/120 €

    Nº 693 A musical photo album, Good 2 tunes movement (needs revision). Ca 1900. Good condition, excepted the closing system.
    Est. 80/120 €

    Nº 694 A musical photo album, red velvet cover, small 2 tunes movement. Start mechanism needs attention. Ca 1900.
    Est. 80/120 €

    Nº 695 A small 14 keys organette, with 2 16,5 cm cardboard discs. 26 cm long case, handle. Ca 1900. Medium condition, needs attention.
    Est. 150/200 €

    Nº 696 A 6 tunes musical box, Simple case, red painted inside, tunesheet "Fabrique de Genève", leverwound. Brass bedplate and 20,5 cm cyl. Ca 1860/70. It has suffered a run : needs repinning, but no broken teeth. Otherwise good general condition.
    Est. 150/300 €

    Nº 697 A 3 tunes musical box for the Chinese market Simple varnished box, 35 cm. Lever wound, nickel plated 15 cm cylinder. 3 broken teeth. Needs restoration. End of the XIXth c.
    Est. 200/300 €

    Nº 698 A musical cigar dispenser Curiously simplified and narrow classical black 6 opening doors model. Height 30 cm. End of XIXe c. Good 2 tunes snuffbox type movement (blocked) with tunesheet. Missing feet, some worm damage.
    Est. 10/150 €

    Nº 699 H. Métert, a 6 tunes musical movement In an old oval base decorated with inlay, and a partially glassed domed lid. Keywound (with a handle), brass 28 cm cylinder. Ca 1875. Good condition but plays too fast (due to replaced wings in the governor). Needs cleaning.
    Est. 450/750 €

    Nº 700 Clariophon, a very rare 24 keys organette unhappily in bad condition. Black case (accidents) 29x45x33 cm, with (missing) handle in front. Two oval openings on the lid and on the front allow the sound to go outside. The device bearing the reeds (24 doubled reeds) may be pushed down to press on a 18 cm long cylinder (diam. 15 cm), around which are rolled the zinc perforated plates (missing). It looks otherwise complete (but we cannot guarantee it) and needs a complete restoration. End of XIXth c. It is a very original and complex system. For a detailed description, see the recently published "Organette book" by McElhone, which asserts that only a score of these instruments are known worldwide.
    Est. 200/300 €
     
     
    Nº 701 Concert Roller Organ, an American 20 keys organette Wooden case 46 cm, with eleven 16 cm cylinders ("cobs"). Handle. Restorations (bellows). Good condition, ca 1900.  Est. 900/1200 €

    Nº 702 A fine 2 tunes musical snuffbox, with teeth by groups of 5. Black composition case, with a fine lid depicting "le triomphe de Galatée". Long 94 mm. Handwritten tunesheet (rare) : "Demain au point du jour. Si je suis infidèle. Dans la fiancée". Restorations and small accidents (hinges, lower corners, inside lid split). Good movement, with very fine notation and sound. Ca 1840. Galatée is a sea goddess, the daughter of Protée and a sister in law to Poséidon, alias Neptune ...
    Est. 600/1000 €

    Nº 703 A 2 tunes musical snuffbox Black composition case, the lid featuring "La chambre des Députés" in Paris. Long. 93 mm. Restorations (hinges, small cracks, knobs). Fine notation with a piccolo effect. Good condition and sound. 2d half of the XIXth c.
    Est. 400/600 €

    Nº 704 A 2 tunes musical snuffbox Black composition case with a small mother of pearl incrustation in the lid. Long. 90 mm. Geneva stop finger missing, a few damper noises, otherwise excellent condition and playing. Ca 1850.
    Est. 450/700 €

    Nº 705 An 8 tunes cylinder musical box, perhaps by Lecoultre. Fine case with boxwood stringing and inlay decoration. 54 cm. Red inside, without left divider. Leverwind, 2 stops. Reproduction tunesheet. 33 cm cylinder, good notation. Ca 1875.
    Est. 1000/1500 €

    Nº 706  A coin operated "de gare" (station) musical box, with 3 dancing dolls, and (incomplete) sweet dispenser. Black case, sculpted with a glass door in front, and an 18 cm top. Height without top : 72 cm. Width : 49 cm. Small accidents. 8 tunes tunesheet. Handle winding. Nickel plated double barrel movement (spring unhooked). 33cm cyl. "Sublime Harmonie" on 2 combs (2 broken teeth, some rust), with drum and 6 bells. 3 large old dancing dolls. A typical piece ca 1900, which could be found in train stations. Needs restoration.
    Est. 3000/4000 €

    Nº 707  A 2 tunes composition snuffbox, after the picture : "La Cène, by Leonardo da Vinci". Box 9,5 cm, some wear, 19th c. Good playing and sound (some damper noises).
    Est. 280/350 €

    Nº 708  A 12 tunes musical box, Large simple black case, the two forebolts lacking. 67 cm. Red inside, ca 1870. Hand written tune sheet ("Musique de Genève"). Keywound (formerly lever- ? ). Brass 42 cm cyl. One broken tooth, and another badly repaired. In working order.
    Est. 800/1200 €

    Nº 709 A small mechanical barrel piano by Magnan Frères, à Nogent-le-Rotrou Art nouveau style case, height 129 width 83, depth 53 cm. Front canvas replaced by a window pane. Handle for the spring driven motor. Coin operation system missing. Metal frame, 29 strings, 2 castanets, 1 bell. Tunesheet for the 10 tunes (difficult to read). Begin. of the XXth c. In very good condition and working order.
    Est. 1200/1800 €

    Nº 710 A musical cigar dispenser in the shape of a dog kennel. Long. 26 cm. Burrwood veneered, with brass decoration. 2 tunes musical movement. Good condition, but needs cleaning. Ca 1900.
    Est. 150/300 €

    Nº 711 A musical tile depicting a tower and trees (many scratches to the tile). Good 2 tunes musical movement with tunesheet. 1st half of XXth c.
    Est. 80/120 €

    Nº 712 A musical tile Made in Gien ? depicting a gentle dragon and flowers. 1 tune "La vie en rose". Mid XXth c.
    Est. 90/150 €

    Nº 713 A musical photo album on a base with multi-coloured velvet binding. The cover shows a photo of a young girl playing the piano under the tender look of her mother. Good 1 tune invisible movement. Very good condition, ca 1900.
    Est. 200/300 €

    Nº 714 A fine musical cigar dispenser, with brass inlay, boxwood stringing and burrwood decoration. Height 29 cm. Nice 2 tunes musical movement, good condition. Ca 1900.
    Est. 180/300 €

    Nº 715 A 4 tune musical box Case with boxwood stringing and inlay of a bird decoration. Length 28 cm. The inner glass lid does not cover the two levers on the right. Leverwound, 12,7 brass cylinder. Ca 1870. Good condition and sound.
    Est. 600/1000 €

    Nº 716 A good 6 tunes musical box Fine (revarnished) case with a curious inlay of a horse on the lid. Length 38 cm. Fine tunesheet (Strauss, Carmen, etc.). Leverwound, brass 16 cm cylinder. Ca 1880-90. Excellent condition and sound.
    Est. 800/1200 €
     
     
    Nº 717 A 8 tunes musical box with 6 bells in view struck by bees Fine veneered case with boxwood stringing and inlay decoration. 59 cm. Fine tunesheet and programme with a pleasant variety of tunes (waltz, 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. 2/3000 €

    Nº 718 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 €

    Nº 719 Organina Thibouville, a 24 keys organette Black case 53 cm. Some small restorations, one book support is missing. Good presentation and in working order (although many unwanted noises). French, ca 1900. With 8 books of music (4 recent, 4 old).
    Est. 1400/1800 €

    Nº 720 A 12,5 cm disc musical box Rectangular shaped box with transfer decoration, 32 cm. Inner key winding. Beginning of the XXth c. Good condition and working order. With 6 discs, and 2 other 12 cm discs for an organette.
    Est. 300/500 €

    Nº 721 A rare and curious 35 keys "Orchestrionette Ehrlich" Quite large organette in a case with handles, 37x65x43 cm. Handle operated. End of the XIXth c. It looks complete. Partially restored, good deep sound. With 18 endless strips (width 41 cm) and a "carton gamme". Cf. the recently published book by McElhone "Organettes", p 196-197. Other models, 26 and 47 keys seem to have been produced.
    Est. 500/1000 €

    Nº 722 A rare and very fine 37 keys Mélotrope In its original wooden box (some wear and restoration to the hinges), with its numbered transportation wedges. With its wheel to operate it.  We did not try it, but it looks complete, and in remarkable original condition. Long. 74 cm. End of XIXth c., with 12 strips. Designed and patented by Carpentier in the 1880's, it is a ingenious portable device which allows to play perforated strips on any keyboard.
    Est. 500/1000 €

    Nº 723 Intona, a small 16 keys organette In its original transportation case (rare). Black case with transfer decoration. Handle. Ca 1900. In good original condition, needs some adjusting (some reeds won't stop). With 6 metal annular discs. Model 0, as featured in Bowers p 752.
    Est. 400/600 €

    Nº 724 "The improved Mandolina", a 20 keys organette Transfer decorated case (some wear). 35x40x34 cm. Handle. Uses 13,5 cm paper strips. Ca 1900. Good general condition, but needs adjustments (some reeds do not stop). With one modern strip of paper. This machine looks very similar to a Celestina.
    Est. 600/1000 €

    Nº 725 A fine 4 tunes musical box movement, teeth by groups of 2 Keywind, brass bedplate and 19 cm cylinder (diam. ca 31 mm). 41 groups of 2 teeth. Bass teeth to the left. Ca 1825. In a rosewood oval clock base (some transformations), length 45 cm. 3 stops (position perhaps modified). Handwritten mentions of old restorations on the bedplate (amidst them Désiré à Genève, 1883). Completely restored, excellent presentation and playing.
    Est. 1200/1800 €

    Nº 726 A fine 4 tunes musical box movement, teeth by groups of 2 Keywind, brass bedplate and 17 cm cylinder (diam. ca 27 mm). 34 groups of 2 teeth. Bass teeth to the right. Ca 1825. In a mahogany oval clock base, long. 44 cm. The position of the original 3 stops may have been modified. Stop lever needs adjusting. Otherwise completely restored, excellent presentation and playing.
    Est. 1200/1800 €

    Nº 727 A fine Pianola Aeolian 65 notes push up, To be placed in front of a piano to play it through paper rolls. Feet pedalling operated. Walnut case, good condition, but needs a good cleaning and revision to operate. Ca 1900. With ca 135 65 notes rolls, most of them in very good condition.
    Est. 350/750 €

    Nº 728  A 8 tunes and 6 bells in sight musical box "S. Troll à Genève". Case with boxwood stringing and inlay decoration. Lid revarnished. 58 cm. Fine tunesheet and nice classical programme (Weber, Rossini, Strauss, etc.). Leverwound, brass 33 cm cylinder with tune indicator, zither, and bells at will. One broken tooth, otherwise good playing and working condition. Swiss, ca 1880.
    Est. 2/3000 €

    Nº 729 A magnificent modern interchangeable Reuge musical box, with  12 cylinders. In a luxurious serpentine case, sumptuously varnished and decorated with boxwood stringing and rich inlays of flowers on every 4 faces and on the domed lid. 57x39 cm. Height 26 cm. The 12 cylinders are stocked in 2 drawers under the movement. The programme of the 36 tunes is engraved on a metal plate inside the lid. Modern nickel plated movement, lever wound, 11,5 cm cylinder playing 3 tunes on 72 teeth.  The programme shows a great variety : classical (Bach, Beethoven, Tchaikowski, etc.), opéra (Bizet, Verdi, etc.) and even modern  (Dr Zhivago, Love me tender by Elvis Presley, etc.). In brand new condition, in the original packing with leaflets, maintenance accessories, etc. This model is one of only 200 similar ones produced for the millennium 2000.
    Est. 7500/10000 €

    Nº 730 A keywind 4 tunes musical box. In a simple case, long. 31 cm. The inner glass lid does not cover the two levers on the right. Brass 14 cm cylinder (restorations : some replaced pins). Ca 1860. Good general condition.
    Est. 550/750 €

    Nº 731 A 8 tunes musical box by Lecoultre, Simple case with boxwood stringing, long. 52 cm. Inverted lever winding, 3 levers. Tunesheet (popular Scottish ? tunes), and stamped LF on the comb. A few tips replaced. 33,5 cm brass cylinder. Ca 1860. Good general condition.
    Est. 1000/1500 €

    Nº 732 A small coin operated 8 tunes mechanical barrel piano, by  Guilbaud Frères à la Baule. Simple case art nouveau style (extensive worm damage). 117x80x48 cm. With its handle to wind up the spring, and tune sheet. Metal frame. 35 piano keys and one bell. Rather good condition, complete, very dirty, it works, but a good restoration is strongly recommended.
    Est. 600/1000 €

    Nº 733 A cylinder 4 tunes and 28 keys organette. With a handle. Long wooden box painted in imitation of wood, 43 cm (some worm damage). Ca 1900. Rather good general condition, but restoration needs completion.
    Est. 250/450 €
     
    Nº 734 Symphonion, a 30 cm disc musical box Rococo style case in pressed wood, 50x40 cm (repairs to the rear feet). (See Bowers p 220). Two 42 teeth each combs diametrically opposed. Handle wound. End of the XIXth c. The stop system needs attention, otherwise in good working condition and presentation. With 25 discs in good condition (some rust).
    Est. 2200/3500 €

    Nº 734 bis  A rare and beautiful musical box by "Lecoultre Frères à Genève", 8 English tunes according to (fac simile) card. The first tune is a fine imitation of a peel of bells (very rare indeed !).  Simple box (restorations, bottom remakes), 52x18 cm, Height  13,5 cm.  Red interior, winding by reversed lever, 3 commands.  N° 35600 on brass bedplate.  Brass cyl. 33 cm, playing on 102 teeth (treble block of 5 remade).  Good play and sonority, restored, very beautiful condition.  Ca 1865/70.
    Est. 1300/1800 €

    Nº 735  "Harpe Tremolo", a fine 8 tunes musical box, 57 cm box, with boxwood stringing and inlay decoration (small splits). Fine tunesheet (small tear). Leverwound. 33 cm cylinder playing on 2 combs, zither at will, tune indicator. End of the 19th c. Good playing and sound, good programme. An interesting box needing a good cleaning.
    Est. 1200/1800 €

    Nº 736  "Boîte de gare", a coin operated musical box, with marbles or sweets dispenser. 6 tunes. Windowcase style box (some damage to the upholstery). 45x49x30cm. Keywound, visible movement with 21 cm nickel plated cylinder. Zither at will, tune indicator. Ca 1900. 4 broken teeth, a little rust, some damper noises. Otherwise good condition and sound. Although its appearance (height, mirror in the bottom) suggests it, this box does not seem to have ever had dancing dolls.
    Est. 1500/2000 €

    Nº 737 3 Ariston, 24 keys organettes They look complete, but need restoration. Without dics. Will be sold separately. A : blocked (some rust), and without handle. B et C : in partially working order.
    Est. 150/300 each €

    Nº 738 A modern musical clock in the Black Forest type to be hanged on a wall, or placed on a shelf. Sculpted and painted dial (62 cm). 3 weights for the two independent movements : a striking clockwork, and a musical movement with a large 30 cm wooden cylinder playing 6 tunes on vertical tuned metal bars (as in a Westminster carillon). End of the XXth c.  Excellent condition.
    Est. 1000/2000 €

    Nº 739  A "Marotte" doll with a whistle.

    Nº 740  A musical cigar dispenser as a trunk, Black varnished wooden case, with brass banding imitating the corners and the straps. A few chips and splits. On the lid is an oval medallion depicting a crowned head. Good snuffbox type 2 tunes movement (no tune stop). Good general condition, end of 19th c.
    Est. 250/350 €

    Nº 741 An old musical photo album, with a small modern 2 tunes Cuendet musical movement (needs refixing to the album). Plays well.
    Est. 60/100 €

    Nº 742 An old musical photo album, with a rich blue velvet cover, and a very fine snuffbox type 4 tunes musical movement. Very good condition and excellent playing. Ca 1900.
    Est. 150/200 €

    Nº 743 A fine musical wedding basket Height 45 cm. Lacking glass dome. Good pull-cord 2 tunes musical movement. Ca 1900. These items were numerous till 30 years ago. They are quite rare now, because their movements have been reemployed elsewhere ...
    Est. 240/300 €

    Nº 744 A musical cigar dispenser with 6 opening doors, and an old 2 tunes musical movement. Height 30 cm. Very good condition.
    Est. 150/200 €

    Nº 745 A musical alarm clock Sculpted wood case, height 28 cm (upper part lacking). 2 tunes, good condition. Ca 1900. With original instructions from the maison Alexandre, 44, rue Meslay, Paris.
    Est. 75/120 €

    Nº 746 A musical tile Dessous de plat à musique with lovers in a garden, XVIIIth c. style. 2 tunes. Beginning of the XXth c. Very good condition.
    Est. 100/150 €

    Nº 747 A musical photo album, Green velvet cover. Good small 2 tunes movement with tunesheet. Beginning of the XXth c. Good condition.
    Est. 120/180 €

    Nº 748 A 12 tunes Mermod musical box Sculpted and waxed clear oak case, long. 67 cm. Typical nickel plated Mermod movement. Winding through an external handle, tune indicator, parachute, etc. 34 cm cylinder, 2 replaced teeth. Ca 1900. Good presentation and working order (some noises).
    Est. 1000/1500 €

    Nº 749 Mira, a 17 cm disc musical box Excellent condition, ca 1900, with one disc.
    Est. 500/700 €

    Nº 750 A rare and good 6 religious tunes musical box, probably by L'Epée. Case with boxwood stringing and transfer decoration. Fine tunesheet. Leverwound, cast iron bedplate, nickel plated 9 cm cylinder, tune indicator (handle missing). Length 36 cm. Excellent condition and sound. Ca 1900.
    Est. 700/1200 €

    Nº 751 A fine musical photo album Stamped and partially gilt leather cover, with decoration of a butterfly and foliage (small accidents to the back). 2 tunes snuffbox type movement. Good notation and sound. Ca 1900.
    Est. 150/250 €

    Nº 752 A 4 tunes musical box Simple case with boxwood stringing (some wear). Leverwound. Brass 11 cm cylinder. The internal left case divider and the stopping mechanism are missing, otherwise good condition. Length ca 35 cm. End of the XIXth c.
    Est. 300/500 €

    Nº 753 A 6 tunes musical box Simple case in need of revarnishing, 35 cm. Leverwound, nickel plated 9 cm cylinder, tune indicator. 1 broken tooth, some bent pins. Medium condition. Probably by L'Epée, ca 1900.
    Est. 150/300 €

    Nº 754 An 8 tunes "Cithare" musical box Case with boxwood stringing and inlay decoration, 46 cm. Tune sheet, leverwound, tune indicator, zither, brass 21 cm cylinder. 5 broken teeth, many bent pins. End of the XIXth c.
    Est. 150/300 €

    Nº 755 A 6 tunes musical box Simple case with boxwood stringing, 29 cm. Leverwound, brass 9 cm cylinder. It works, but many bent pins. Very dirty, needs restoration. End of XIXth c.
    Est. 250/450 €

    Nº 756 A XIXth c. Serinette, in need of restoration Actually dismantled, the cylinder in good condition, but some elements of the walnut case and all the pipes are missing.
    Est. 150/250 €

    Nº 757 A sculpted clear wood musical alarm clock, with transportation handle (rare). Height 20 cm. 1 tune. Good condition (one of the springs need readjusting). Beginning of the XXth c.
    Est. 90/120 €

    Nº 758 The Seaside musical photo Album with beautiful color illustrations of sailing and steam boats. Good 3 tunes movement, snuffbox type. Good condition, but the music plays too slowly, needs cleaning.
    Est. 120/180 €

    Nº 759 The Victorian musical photo Album, by Junghans, with beautiful color pages depicting the reign of Queen Victoria. Some accidents to the binding and 4 broken teeth. Ca 1900. Fine sound, needs restoration. With three 11,5 cm metal discs.
    Est. 100/200 €

    Nº 759 bis A musical casket in the shape of a packing case. Marked "Fête des vignerons Vevey 1977", with 6 glasses and a small musical movement. Excellent condition, 22 cm.
    Est. 25/40 €

    Nº 759 ter A modern inlaid musical jewel casket, length 27 cm. Good condition.
    Est. 15/40 €

    Nº 760 A round spring driven presentoir, Brass made, diam. 13 cm, height 7,5 cm stamped "P. LD Invention & Perfect Paris". It may turns for hours. Good condition, might be useful for an automaton.
    Est. 40/80 €

    Nº 761 Two clockwork movements, One is stamped Wurtel Paris. With striking mechanisms, on square bedplates. Need completion and restoration, might be used on picture clocks. Mid XIXth c.
    Est. 80/150 €

    Nº 762 Two ceramic novelties about music featuring a small radio set with a small 1 tune musical movement, and a box shaped as a pavilion phonograph. End of the XXth c.
    Est. 30/50 €

    Nº 763 Two modern musical liquor bottles One by Bols, and another one. Good condition. Ca 1950/60.
    Est. 40/60 €

    Nº 764 A 2 tunes musical photo album with tunesheet. Good condition (adjustment to the clasp). Beginning of the XXth c.
    Est. 100/150 €

    Nº 765 Two musical novelties A flask inscribed "Calvados des cloches de Corneville", shaped as a green bell, and a tall triangular bottle with a dancing couple in the base.  End of the XXth c.
    Est. 25/60 €

    Nº 766 Two musical novelties A telephone, and a zodiacal sphere. End of XXth c.
    Est. 40/80 €

    Nº 767 An old case for a vertical disc musical box in sculpted and open-worked wood. Polyphon or Symphonion style, with a drawer, but lacking upper part and inner glass divider. 97x75x39 cm. Good condition.
    Est. 100/200 €

    Nº 768 3 perforated cardboard rolls, width 26 cm, probably for a Hupfeld type piano, good condition.
    Est. 10/20 €

    Nº 769 A lot of 4 musical box cases, of small size (ca 35 cm), all without movements, one with an inlaid lid, 2 with transfer decoration (some wear), the last one simple.
    Est. 80/120 €

    Nº 770 A lot of 4 musical box cases, of middle size (ca 50 cm), with inlaid lids. Remnants of a movement in one of the cases, otherwise without movements. A separate inlaid lid is added to this lot.
    Est. 100/150 €

    Nº 771 4 cases with Debain "planchettes" for Antiphonel (amidst them excerpts from "la Belle Hélène"). Width 10 cm. Good condition, look complete (but without guarantee).
    Est. 40/80 €

    Nº 772 Ca 80 rolls for pneumatic operated pianos. 2/3 in 88 notes and 1/3 in 65 notes.
    Est. 80/120 €

    Nº 773 Ca 18 Aeolian Orchestrelle paper rolls, most of them printed "Aeolian Grand". Good condition.
    Est. 80/120 €

    Nº 774 Ca 18 Aeolian Duo-Art rolls. Good condition.
    Est. 120/200 €

    Nº 775  No lot

    776  Various Pianola rolls
    Est. 30/50 €

    Nº 777 Some elements for a 88 notes pianola A trackerbar, and a pneumatic motor to move the rolls.
    Est. 20/50 €

    Nº 778  A 12 tunes musical box to restore, Case decorated with inlay (accidents), 57 cm. Fine tunesheet. Lever wound, 33 cm brass cylinder, 2 broken teeth, some bent pins. End of 19th c. Governor missing.
    Est. 300/500 €

    Nº 779 17 movements by Lador, 18/19 teeth, playing La Madelon, Un petit Navire, Meunier tu dors, etc. With their keys. End of  XXth c.
    Est. 100/150 €

    Nº 780 Ca 75 pianola rolls Pleyela, Metrostyle, etc. 88 and 65 notes. Rather poor condition.
    Est. 30/60 €

    Nº 781  Thirty 88 notes rolls for a self-playing piano.
    Est. 30/50 €

    Nº 782 and 783  no lots

    Nº 784  11 dummies, 7 with wax heads, from the old "Historial" museum in the city of Issoire.

    Nº 785  A fairground skill game with rings shaped as escutcheons. Height 60cm.
    Est. 70/100 €

    Nº 786  A wooden sculpted head of a Devil, Flakes to the painting. Probably a part of a fairground wooden panel. 38 cm.
    Est. 300/500 €

    Nº 787  A sheet iron fairground target "L'église" (a Church) with black painting : a priest is standing at the entrance of a church. The door opens, nuns may be seen while the tower bell rings. Keywound clockwork mechanism (needs revision). Height 85cm - Width 65cm
    Est. 400/600 €

    Nº 788  A fairground target "les clowns aux clochettes" (clowns with hand bells), in black painted sheet iron : three animated silhouettes of clowns ringing handbells (mechanism with 3 bells, probably incomplete). Height 65cm - Width 72cm.
    Est. 400/600 €

    Nº 789  A carrousel jumping horse, galloping model attributed to Limonaire, glass eyes (fairground style restoration). H. 1,05 - L 1m
    Est. 1200/1800 €

    Nº 790  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. 2000/2500 €

    Nº 791  A fine wooden sculpted and painted carrousel swan, H. 085 - L. 0,90m
    Est. 1200/1500 €

    Nº 792  Limonaire : a black painted jumping carrousel horse, In medium condition, accident to a rear foot and some repairs. L. 1,20 m.
    Est. 1200/1800 €

    Nº 793  A sculpted Art Deco style organ front, complete with a central part, two side parts, and a top with lightning. Total height 2,38 m - Width 2,85 m, good condition.
    Est. 1200/1500 €

    Nº 796  Le Sportif. A small strength trying device, by Martinache ca 1900, Cash-box in sheet iron. Operates with 20 cts coins. With key.
    Est. 200/300 €

    Nº 797  Le Pingouin, a wall-roulette made by Bonzini (1934). Operated with 25 cts coins or tokens (supplied). With key.
    Est. 1000/1500 €

    Nº 798  La Belote, a wall-roulette made by Bussoz (1936). Operated with 25 cts coins or tokens (supplied). With key.
    Est. 1000/1500 €

    Nº 799  Roll-a-top : A famous American machine with 3 rolls and double jack-pot with sweet-dispenser. In its original condition (needs freshening up).
    Est. 2500/3000 €

    Nº 800  L'X, a wall machine with ball and reserve. Unknown maker. Operates with 10 cts Napoléon coins (supplied). With key.
    Est. 700/1000 €

    Nº 801  La Girouette, a very rare wall machine made by Bussoz ca 1914. In perfect condition. Operates with 25 cts coins or tokens (supplied).
    Est. 1200/1800 €

    Nº 802  Journal de l'Automatique : 1 ex. dated April 1937 (in French).
    Est. 40/60 €

    Nº 805  Bach and Henry Lavergne. More than 40 booklets : "Scènes comiques enregistrées sur disques Odéon".
    Est. 100/150 €

    Nº 806  A color sapphire record Cendrillon Mercury miniature Diam. : 18,5cm.
    Est. 20/30 €

    Nº 807  "Cendrillon" : a book with Pathé records with three color sapphire records. D. 25 cm. A chip to one record, some tear to the album.
    Est. 150/200 €

    Nº 808  Wax Pathé sapphire records : 10 large ones (D. 35cm) and 15 small ones (D.28cm), and some various ones.
    Est. 40/60 €

    Nº 809  28 large sapphire Pathé records.
    Est. 60/80 €

    Nº 810  A rare Pathé record n° 2651, in chestnut-coloured wax.
    Est. 10/15 €

    Nº 811  Colibri : a portable folding phonograph, black covered. Good condition and complete.
    Est. 200/300 €

    Nº 812  Mignophone : a portable phonograph, black covered, complete, but accident to the cover.
    Est. 230/300 €

    Nº 813  A fine portable phonograph in a leather case, with  soundbox "le Zora".
    Est. 150/300 €

    Nº 814  Peter Pan: a portable folding Phonograph chestnut-colored cover with its protective bag.
    Est. 200/300 €

    Nº 815  Colibri : a small portable phonograph covered in black. Fine condition and complete.
    Est. 150/250 €

    Nº 816  A portable phonograph : La voix de son maître, covered in blue, complete with protective bag and needles. With loader and 7 discs.
    Est. 60/80 €

    Nº 817  "Le Ménestrel". A phonograph by the firm Girard for wax cylinders, in sheet iron  painted in blue enhanced with gold, with aluminum pavilion (soundbox and key missing), normal used condition.
    Est. 300/500 €

    Nº 818  Jumeau, a doll with phonograph système Lioret : Fine model in its original box (some tear), bisque head stamped in red, taille 11, open mouth, chestnut paperweight eyes. The body is complete, with working mechanism with one cylinder, and bears the label of a shop Passage de l'Opéra (a few repaints). Original wig, shoes and socks.
    Est. 3000/4000 €

    Nº 819  A rare and curious Odéon phonograph, impressive wooden case, sculpted with foliage and ovolo decoration, with gilt metal plates depicting cherubs. Important copper pavilion, soundbox with needle, marked "Odéon Grand".
    Est. 2500/3500 €

    Nº 820  A coin operated Phrynis phonograph with red flower shaped dissymetrical pavilion (some rust). Fine varnished case with boxwood stringing and transfer decoration, original soundbox.
    Est. 1200/1800 €

    Nº 821  A piece of furniture for a gramophon "his master's voice" painted in imitation of wood.
    Est. 250/300 €

    Nº 822  Pathéphone n° 30. Phonograph with Pathé soundbox with sapphire. Waxed wooden case, blue repainted (some restorations) flower shaped pavilion, with a few discs.
    Est. 250/300 €

    Nº 823  A fine Pathéphone n°30, with sapphire soundbox, sculpted case, with a transfer depicting the Discobole. In working order.
    Est. 250/300 €

    Nº 824  A Phonograph in a walnut case, with pavilion in cardboard "Diffusor Pathé".
    Est. 70/100 €

    Nº 825  A phono for wax cylinders "Je chante haut et clair",  basic model with soundbox and aluminum pavilion. Complete, in working order (needs cleaning).
    Est. 200/300 €

    Nº 826  Corona. A phonograph with internal pavilion (soundbox missing)
    Est. 60/75 €

    Nº 827  A phonograph with pavilion Pathé Diffusor.
    Est. 70/100 €

    Nº 828  A phonograph for dics, with a curious pavilion in yellow copper,  wooden case tainted in red with a front with a beveled mirror.
    Est. 150/200 €

    Nº 829  A Pathé phonograph in a mahogany case with internal loudspeaker with two shutters, sapphire soundbox (without handle).
    Est. 70/100 €

    Nº 830  A suitcase phonograph Orphée for a child
    Est. 20/30 €

    Nº 831  An important motor for a phonograph with two times two springs.
    Est. 200/300 €

    Nº 832  Four phonograph pavilions, as is and two French motors for phonographs (Si. Do. Ré)
    Est. 80/100 €

    Nº 833  A flower shaped pavillon, repainted in gold, with its elbow.
    Est. 30/50 €

    Nº 834  Two sapphire soundboxes : Prima and Pathé Concert.
    Est. 50/80 €

    Nº 835  Remnants of a phonograph, with motor.
    Est. 30/50 €

    Nº 836  Two bedplates for cylinder phonographs (incomplete).
    Est. 80/120 €

    Nº 837  A lot of small size wax cylinders (in bad condition).
    Est. 30/50 €

    Nº 838 Three black wax cylinders, large size, amidst them Charlus (dampness).
    Est. 20/30 €

    Nº 839 Several Phonographs (medium condition). They will be sold separately.


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