George III ormolu musical automaton cast in the form of a pagoda surmounted by five ostriches and hung with prisms and flowering urns. The pierced rectangular plinth is cast with painted automaton scenes of ships in a harbor with chinoiserie cast angles all sitting on four feet in the form of elephants. Decorated throughout with high quality glass brilliants.
Bronze, gilt, glass
Overall: 22 3/4 x 8 3/4 x 9 1/4 in. (57.8 x 22.2 x 23.5 cm)
Purchased by Doris Duke in Bangkok
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