A good 'Negro Banjo-Player' musical automaton, by G. Vichy, circa 1890,
Lot 31
A good 'Negro Banjo-Player' musical automaton, by G. Vichy, circa 1890,
Sold for £8,125 (US$ 13,656) inc. premium
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A good 'Negro Banjo-Player' musical automaton, by G. Vichy,
circa 1890,
with single air cylinder movement, the standing man with papier-mâché head and hands dressed in black top hat, cream silk shirt, red lined long coat, striped breaches, black stockings and red shoes with pom-poms, holding banjo, leaning against the back of white and black painted chair, when actuated strumming banjo, moving head from side-to-side, moving mouth and eye lids, tapping right foot and shugging shoulders in time with the music, start/stop and crank to left-hand side - 31in. (79cm) high
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