December 07, 2018 06:00 PM EST Downingtown, PA


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Phalibois performing clowns musical automaton

Excellent Phalibois trio of performing composition clowns musical automaton, under a glass dome, with clowns dressed in fanciful outfits, one with a sword, bottle and dish, performing a balancing act, one twirling a chair on his nose, the third clown with a bass drum and cymbals, with a small poodle and monkey on a ladder in the background, all with a mirrored background, 26" h., 24" w. Provenance: Bertoia Auction, October 1995, lot 964, Ron Rhoads Auction, March 2010, lot 360.

Condition:

Excellent condition, currently working, glass repair to side of dome.

Estimate: $5,000 - $8,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$6,710
12/07/2018

 

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