Rare Coin-Operated Musical
Monkey Photographer Automaton by Phalibois
Paris, c. 1880, height 26 in. (66
cm) x width 23 in. (58 cm),
with keys for the movement and the drawer, and placard with text "Figures Work
by Dropping a Penny in the Box".
A complex coin-operated automaton and
humorous piece of early photographic memorabilia.
Reserve: 12,000/US$ 15,600