French Automaton by Philabois of Paris

This French automaton by the renowned Philabois of Paris is the only one of its kind in the world. The automation depicts a large man drink champagne while holding an umbrella. As the umbrella tilts forward, the man’s head will disappear and magically reappear in the barrel next to him. The man’s head will be reunited with his body when the umbrella lifts for the second time.

Circa 1875

SKU: DBAS 11 $125,000 $79,000 Inquire
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  • French

  • By Philabois of Paris
  • Circa 1875