"Potato Eater" Automata Black Forest Wall Clock, Germany, c. 1840, with a chip-carved figure of a man seated on a stump holding a bowl of potatoes atop the flat-top case with glazed front over porcelain columns flanking the 4-in. roman numeral dial, one-day time and strike movement with wooden plates and brass wheels, carved figure lifts a potato to his opening mouth with each strike of the clock, ht. 20 in.
lacking pendulum and weights. In need of adjustment to restore proper operation.
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