Automata

Musical automaton "The pastry chef hiding in brioche"

    Musical automaton "The pastry chef hiding in brioche"

    France

    circa 1895

    Roullet & Decamps

    Papier-mâché, porcelain, fabric, wood, cardboard; bisque painting, mechanical works

    Height 25 cm

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    While the melody sounds, the pastry chef appears from the automaton body, made in the form of a brioche. He turns his head from side to side, he holds a small bun in his right hand, brings it to his mouth, as if biting off a piece, and then hides inside the brioche.

    Keyhole and start button are on the left side. The movement with a spring drive, musical comb and pinned barrel is mounted in the "pie" bottom.

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