This is a very rare and early automaton made by Vichy in 1865. It stands 13" tall. A bisque headed doll with brown glass eyes is perched on a wood base. When wound, he moves his head back and forth while his hand moves the bow across the fiddle. His bisque head is free from any hairlines or restoration. The back of his head is marked no. 2. His head looks like an FG Block and is very early. He has his original curly mohair wig and elaborate silk costume. His troubadour garb is made from coral and gold silk and is in outstanding condition considering its age. His fat is decorated with a lovely large plume. He plays TWO tunes and has the original paper label on the underside of the base as shown in the photo. He has metal hands, a carton torso with wire upper arms. The wood base has wear and some cracking, but this is very minor. He is in wonderful working condition. Layaway is available with just $400 down provided the remainder is paid in 15 monthly payments or less.
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