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Musical automaton "Japanese tea drinker"

    Musical automaton "Japanese tea drinker"

    France

    1900

    Vichy, Gustave

    Wood, porcelain, fabric (silk, velvet), paper

    Height 75 cm

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    Japanese tea drinker with composition head, brown paperweight eyes, articulated eyelids, smiling mouth and black mohair wig, holding a paper parasol in her left hand and a porcelain tea cup in her right, the going-barrel movement in torso playing two tunes as the lady looks from side to side while blinking and twirling her parasol, then lifts the tea cup to her lips three times and delicately tilts her head back as though drinking. Dressed in embroidered kimono, traditional shoes and silk stockings.

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    Инв.2510/ММП