Jumeau Vichy Musical Automation “Mandolin player seated on chair back”
Marks: Tête Jumeau Bte SGDG 4
18 1/2” tall
Seated on the rung of a ladder-back chair is a Jumeau bisque head boy with brown paper weight eyes, painted lashes, closed mouth, shaded and accented lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork plate, carton torso with one hinged hip, wire upper arms, bisque forearms and hands, dressed in pink silk-satin shoes and hat with plume, holding a wooden mandolin in his arms.
When wound, he turns his head in a nodding circular motion, strums the mandolin and moves his right leg as though keeping time to the music.
Condition: Fine quality bisque, strings broken on mandolin, in working condition.