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19" (48 cm) Antique French Automaton Clown with Harp by Gustave Vichy with two tunes, Original Costume

Wonderful rare automatom with mouvements and two tunes. One of them is La Marseillaise! Standing upon a beautifully-grained walnut base is a bisque-hea clown,having painted eyes,,closed mouth with outlined lips, original three color clown wig, carton torso and legs, wire upper arms, metal hands. He is posed behind a wooden harp with gold leaf accents,and is wearing his original clown silk costume.
When wound, the clown turns and nods his head,and plucks at the harp, while music plays.

Condition: generally excellent! A mechanism and music function well.

19" (48 cm.) tall.
Vichy,circa 1865.

Very rare early model with original costume and presentation.

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