Mechanical Compositions

Musical automaton with clock "Instrumental troupe"

    Musical automaton with clock "Instrumental troupe"


    circa 1880

    Jean-Marie Phalibois

    Wood, papier-mâché, silk, leather, feathers, wire, plexiglass, sequins, beads, glass; gilding, wood carving, sewing, mechanical work

    90 х 45 х 88 cm, 15 kg


    Automaton clock featuring a young girl dancing on a tightrope while ten animated musicians perform in the forest. Gilt wooden base with clock. Six tunes cylinder movement with bells and drums is fitted in the base.