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Musical Automaton, "Show Me the Way To Go Home"
I love automatons, and to find one that also has the music box working makes it very special. This fellow may be feeling a bit tipsy. He leans against the light pole and moves his head while the tune "Show Me The Way To Go Home" plays. This is a great piece for your bar or counter.
Country of Origin: Germany.
Size: 18 7/8 inches tall.
Marks: On the base: "Uka" "Germany" On the inside works: "Germany."
Condition: The music box plays nicely. The automaton's head moves well. The door to the works is not attached, but rather presses in. The overall condition of the wood is as you would expect from an object of substantial age that has been displayed/handled/used, usually over the lifetimes of several owners.
Provenance: Property from the Estate of Paul and Margaret Moll, Waukesha, Wisconsin
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