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Theriault's auctions. Pierrot,a centuries old figure originating in Italian theatre,was revitalized in late 19th/early 20th century Paris,evolving from rogue status into an evocative,romantic figure of popular culture. The automaton was designed to be demonstrated in a darkened room with oil lamp lit,for best effect.

Theriault's Doll Auctions. Gustave Vichy,Paris,circa 1890. The model appeared in an early Vichy catalog as #661,entitled "Egyptian a genoux",with "modele depose" indication. The extremely rare model is seldom found today.

"Jean qui Pleure" Musical Automaton by Gustave Vichy, c. 1895 AUCTION TEAM BREKER, Koeln/Cologne,
Germany (www.breker.com)

Vichy Drunkard Automaton on Park Bench

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