Whistling Automaton by
Henry Phalibois, c. 1900
With papier-mâché character head, height 38 in. (86 ½ cm), 
with key. The figure whistles two lifelike tunes, one of which is 
Henry Dacre's popular 1892 song "Daisy Bell"

Provenance: Ex-Collection of Jerry Steinbaum. A rare and 
iconic piece, particularly in this superb original condition!

Estimate: € 18,000/25,000
US$ 23,500/32,500
Reserve: € 15,000/US$ 19,500
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