Rare Musical Automaton of a Japanese
Tea Drinker by Vichy, c. 1900
With composition head,
height 29 ¾ in. (75 cm.),
with brass Vichy key and "acorn" stop/start. In good working order. A beautifully modeled and seldom-seen automaton,
the smaller sister of Vichy's "Japanese Mask Seller".
Reserve: 8,000/US$ 10,400