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Automaton

  • Date:

    1890-1910 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Fortnum and Mason (retailer)

  • Credit Line:

    Purchase made possible through the gift of an anonymous benefactor.

  • Museum number:

    W.118-1975

  • Gallery location:

    On loan

  • Image unavailable

On loan to Bath Preservation Trust at 1 Royal Crescent, Bath

Physical description

Coin-operated automaton in the form of a bird in a cage. Gold painted metal cage with one singing bird on a branch. The mechanism is located in a compartment beneath the cage. There is a drawer at the base. Includes one winding key and one small locking key.

Date

1890-1910 (made)

Artist/maker

Fortnum and Mason (retailer)

Descriptive line

in the form of a bird in a cage; English, 1890-1910, 70/1613

Materials

Metal

Techniques

Painting; Taxidermy

Subjects depicted

Birds

Categories

Metalwork; Interiors; Musical instruments; Animals and Wildlife

Collection code

FWK

Qr_O371919
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