Conjuror Musical Automaton. Paris, Leopold Lambert,
Conjuror musical automaton. Paris, Leopold Lambert, ca. 1910. Impressive clown magician with hand painted face, glass eyes and elaborate costume standing behind a table with a spun metal cup in his right hand and wand in his left. When activated, the magician raises the cup to reveal one of four objects – a watch, a gem, a die, or a compass. The figure performs several actions in order to change the objects under the cup, including raising and lowering his head, shaking head from side-to-side, sticking out tongue, and waving the magic wand in a circular motion. The automaton's actions are accompanied by a two-tune music box. The whole resting on a velvet-covered base, with original key. Overall height of 24". Clothes have been replaced. Original clothes have been preserved. Very good condition.