Black flautest automata  by G. Vichy, circa 1870 See "Automata. The Golden Age 1848-1914" by Christian Bailly pg.72 for similar Automata.
Lot 87
Black flautest automata by Gustav Vichy, circa 1870 See "Automata. The Golden Age 1848-1914" by Christian Bailly pg.72 for similar Automata.
Sold for £6,000 (US$ 10,084) inc. premium
Auction Details
Black flautest automata  by G. Vichy, circa 1870 See "Automata. The Golden Age 1848-1914" by Christian Bailly pg.72 for similar Automata. Black flautest automata  by G. Vichy, circa 1870 See "Automata. The Golden Age 1848-1914" by Christian Bailly pg.72 for similar Automata.
Lot Details
Black flautest automata by Gustav Vichy, circa 1870
The standing figure with painted papier-mache head, glass eyes, cloth eye lids and hinged mouth with teeth, real hair beard, brows and wig, composition hands and feet, hands with mechanised fingers to play original wooden flute, wearing cream silk pantaloons, shirt, elaborately ebroidered jacket and lilac velvet coat with braiding, on a blue velvet base, clockwork and seperate musical movement to body, when wound head moves up and down, movement to eyelids and jaw, arms raising flute to the mouth whilst three fingers to each hand move individually (lower legs probably replaced at a later date), 82cm (32 1/4in) tall. (See "Automata. The Golden Age 1848-1914" by Christian Bailly pg.72 for similar Automata.)
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