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.
Reserve: 7.500/US$ 9,600