Mechanical Compositions

Musical automaton

    Musical automaton

    Wood, metal, glass, papier-mache, paper; painting

    41 x 54 x 20.5 cm

    Automaton is in the form of a diorama. Composition is presented on black wooden oval base. A medieval castle is on the right hand side and a miniature ship is on the left hand side. As the movement is activated, the sailing-ship starts swaying on the waves, while the soldier on the tower comes into motion. The automaton is covered by glass protecting dome with the painted background is on its inner side.
    The movement is fitted inside the base, consists of musical comb and cylinder for two tunes.

    Инв.35/ММП