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  • Lot 128: An Italian humanoid aluminium robot entitled `Cygan'
    circa 1957, design by Dr. Ing Fiorito
    With replaced neon perspex mohican and antennae
    100 in. (254 cm.) high
    Estimate: £8,000 – 12,000

  • Lot 55: Eight of Francis Bacon's paint brushes
    circa 1969
    In a `Batchelors Butter Beans' can, a hand-written label attached to one inscribed: `Francis Bacon's paint brushes given to me 7th June 1978 by Francis/ Brushes used to paint the large studies of Lucian Freud, 1969', in a later perspex case
    Case 16.1/2 in. (41.5 cm.) high; 6.1/2 in. (16.5 cm.) square
    Together with a signed book Lorenza Trucchi, Francis Bacon, Thames & Hudson, 1976, inscribed in ink `To Clive Barker/ with profound admiration/ Francis Bacon'
    Estimate: £20,000-25,000

  • Lot 50: Adult Females Attack Without Provocation, 2004
    Bob Carlos Clarke (1950-2006)
    giclee print, printed later signed by Lindsey Carlos Clarke in ink, dated and numbered `9/9' on the artist's label (backing board, verso) image 39.1/8 x 58.1/4 in. (99.5 cm. x 148 cm.)
    This print is number 9 from the edition of 9
    Estimate: £7,000-9,000

  • Lot 100: The 'Waxflatter' Ornithopter by Elstree Film Studios and Bianchi Film Aviation Services for the Steven Spielberg film production 'The Young Sherlock Holmes', 1985
    The fuselage made from tapered T45 steel covered fibreglass cast tosimulated bamboo, with brass joints, the wooden wing structure covered in Irish linen, powered by a pedal system actuating wing movement.
    118 in. (300 cm.) high; 275.1/2 in. (700 cm.) wide; 236 in. (600 cm.) long 210 kg. approx.
    Estimate: £50,000 – 80,000

Lot 128: An Italian humanoid aluminium robot entitled `Cygan'
circa 1957, design by Dr. Ing Fiorito
With replaced neon perspex mohican and antennae
100 in. (254 cm.) high
Estimate: £8,000 – 12,000

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