An unusual electric 'Negro Drummer' automaton,  in the style of Lambert, circa 1940,
Lot 6W
An unusual electric 'Negro Drummer' automaton, in the style of Lambert, circa 1940,
£1,200 - 1,800
US$ 2,000 - 3,000
Lot Details
An unusual electric 'Negro Drummer' automaton,
in the style of Lambert, circa 1940,
with the standing vulcanized-rubber black painted figure posed to strike twin animal-skin drums with native pyrté strikers, black mohair wig, painted eyes, dressed in traditional multi-coloured geometric design toga with matching linen neckpiece, on plain sandstone effect base, when actuated, striking the drums in turn and nodding head in time to the beat - 30in. (76cm) high, 37in. (94cm) wide maximum
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