Thursday, June 02, 2011

Magician levitating a woman by Decamps c. 1920

Here is one of several pieces going to auction this Saturday, June 4th, 2011. This piece depicting a magician levitating a woman was manufactured by Decamps around 1920. The figure has painted composition hands and head and multiple movements. To get a sense of scale, the magician figure stands 28 1/2" tall, so it is fairly large. It's estimated worth is between $4,000 - $6,000 USD.

The auction is being held at:
San Rafael Auction Gallery
634 Fifth Avenue, San Rafael
San Rafael, CA 94901

Here is where you can get more details on this and several other French automata going to auction.

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