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French Automaton by Lambert, Paris
French Automaton by Lambert, Paris

French Automaton by Lambert, Paris

This rare French musical automaton depicts  circus clown teaching his pig to perform a handstand. The clown ushers the pig on with a tap of his cane while sticking his tongue out. The pig then proceeds to execute an impressive one handed handstand. Accompanying the automation is a cylinder music box playing two tunes. The faces are hand painted with lifelike detail and nuance. The result is a jovial scene with vibrant colors and costumes. By Lambert of Paris.

 

SKU: DBAS 13 $29,000 $17,500 Inquire
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  • French
  • Circa 1880
  • 14″ L x 9″ W x 24″ H
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