Musical automaton musical "Girl playing “diabolo”

    Musical automaton musical "Girl playing “diabolo”

    France, Paris


    Roullet & Decamps

    Papier-mache, wood, metal, fabric, silk, lace; sewing, woodwork, painting

    55 х 25 х 25 cm, 2.7 kg


    Musical automaton in the form of a girl's figure mounted on wooden stand with ornately shaped base covered with yellow velvet. The girl has black eyes, earrings in her ears; yellow velvet bow is in her dark hair. She is wearing blue silk dress with mock neck collar with lace flounces, puffed sleeves, lush skirt with lace trim and yellow velvet belt. The underwear with lace trim, blue shoes and stockings on her feet. The girl holds metal sticks of the toy "diabolo", with the thread on which a coil with weights is fixed. Girl’s head, neck and hands are from papier-mache.

    Musical movement with sound comb, pinned metal cylinder and spring drive is fitted in the stand, with winding key on the left-hand side. When the movement is turned on, music sounds, the girl turns the head, alternately raises and lowers the hands, the coil with weight moves along the thread.