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"Jean qui Pleure" - schoolboy in punishment

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"Jean qui pleure" - automaton from Gustave Vichy, circa 1880

 

Jean, schoolboy during the third French republic, prefers to play hooky. As a bad pupil, he thus supports the consequences, learns the missed lessons sat on a bench, put on by the dunce's cap.

Character head in composition; hands in china; five movements: rotation and shaking of the head, raises the arm and tosses the leg, the ears of his hat recover. A wicker basket with his name, put next to him, contains its snack.

Perfect and original clothes; mechanism and music (two airs) in perfect playing condition.


Estimate 7000/8000 €          


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