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Lot No. 015

Lot 15.

Automaton antique possible French clockwork ‘Leaping & Growling Lion’ 16″ (41cm) long x 20cm tall. Skin over carton moule body and skin over wood base and shaped feet, mohair maine and tail end. Open mouth with carved teeth, glass eyes. Clockwork operates moving head then mouth opens and he growls, then goes back on legs and lurches forward but key is overwound so stops before crouching and lurching, no key and probably needs a clean inside, original pull lever on tummy. Excellent condition and very hard to find.

$400 – $600