Rare Vichy Musical Automaton
Monkey »sur une Sellette«, c. 1890
With composition head,
articulated lips and eyelids, with painted tin drum with lyre motif and legend "Zim Boum", going-barrel
motor driving two-air cylinder movement and four cams that cause the
action, dressed in original pink satin
tailcoat, height 26 ¾ in.
(68 cm), with Vichy key and "acorn" stop/start, base no. 6.
A lifelike "one-monkey band" in original working condition.
Reserve: 8.000/US$ 10,240