Saturday, November 12, 2011

Mechanical Wonders: The Sandoz Collection

Currently on display at ALVR is a rare loan exhibition of pieces from the Sandoz collection of automata. This is the first time many of these automata have been displayed in the The United States!

About the collection:

The exhibition features early 19th century Swiss gold and enamel automaton snuff boxes, watches, magicians, and animals, the Imperial Swan Egg of 1906 and the Imperial Peacock Egg of 1908 by Fabergé, as well as contemporary interpretations by Parmigiani of watches in the Sandoz Collection. In addition, the catalogue raisonné of the collection is presented for the first time.

Mechanical Wonders: The Sandoz Collection

And here is a beautiful video montage of some of the collection:

What: The Sandoz Collection World Premiere Exhibition
When: October 26 - November 26, 2011
Where: A La Vieille Russie, 781 Fifth Ave at 59th Street, New York, NY

[ Thanks Steve and Thanks Michael! ]

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