Automaton

Gold, enamel, diamond, ruby | 2.4in | c. 1820

Unknown Artist

Gold and green enamel automaton in the form of a frog and set with pearls. Ruby eyes. Mechanism operates the legs to cause the frog to jump and croak.

Credit: Gift of Murtogh D. Guinness, 1976
Object: 1976.285.2a–c

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