Musical Automaton Bust of a Banjo Player by
Gustave Vichy, c. 1890
With composition head and original paint. With articulated tongue and "dancing" eyelids, two-air going-barrel movement with steel Vichy key and "acorn" stop/start in the torso, height 20 in. (51 cm). A character in good working condition, with lively music and an amusing finale! Provenance: Ex-collection of Jerry Steinbaum.
Estimate: € 10.000/15.000
US$ 12,800/19,200
Reserve: € 7.500/US$ 9,600
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