Antique Walking bear automaton by Roullet Descamps


 

A rare antique walking brown bear automaton, by Roullet & Decamps,
 
French
 
circa 1900
 
R & D company catalogue number 76,
 
A touch of animal magic...
 
When wound by key-wind single-spring motor and actuated by sliding start/stop lever to his back, the bear turns his head from side-to-side, opening and closing his mouth, and walking forward with a growl produced by a friction disc from the motor.
With glass eyes, carved and sharply cut bone teeth, painted ebonised feet. 
  
9.1/2in. tip to toe, 6.1/2in. toe to head - (24.1 x 16.5cm)
 
Point of interest -
 
Renowned for their creations of animal automatons, this cute and cuddly antique bear is sometimes incorrectly referred to as a toy.  This is an adult piece which would have been placed on the table after dinner to enthrall the host's invited guests.

 

STOCK No1406
AVAILABILITYIn stock
PRICE£1,850.00
Antique Walking bear automaton by Roullet Descamps
Click here for 360° view
Antique Walking bear automaton by Roullet DescampsAntique Walking bear automaton by Roullet DescampsAntique Walking bear automaton by Roullet DescampsAntique Walking bear automaton by Roullet DescampsAntique Walking bear automaton by Roullet DescampsAntique Walking bear automaton by Roullet DescampsAntique Walking bear automaton by Roullet Descamps
 
Other Items Which May Interest You
 
 
Silver-gilt and painted porcelain-bossed singing bird box, by B. F. of GermanyDancing Bear AutomatonLarge antique double singing birds-in-cage, by BontemsAntique Gilt metal and enamel singing bird box, by FlajoulotAntique coin-operated large double singing birds-in-cage, by BontemsAntique Tortoiseshell and mother-of-pearl inlaid singing bird boxVintage Art-Nouveau silver gilt, cloisonné enamel and garnet-set singing bird boxSilver-gilt singing bird box, by Karl GriesbaumAntique Silver and enamel musical casket