Whistling Automaton by
Henry Phalibois, c. 1900
With papier-mâché character head, height 38 in. (86 ½ cm),
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!
Reserve: 15,000/US$ 19,500