Large Signed "Vichy" Automaton With Jumeau Head
Rare flange neck bisque head stamped in red "Tete Jumeau Bte 188.8.131.52.," with superb modeling and painting, flat velvet covered base has brass Vichy insignia still intact, key wind mechanism contained in torso, music plays when wound, head turns and nods and arms rise and fall alternatively as lady powders nose and looks in mirror, composition arms have probably been repainted and figure has been recostumed but a long time ago. 30" l.
Covering original but worn. (VG Cond.)