Lot n° 95
5000 - 9000 EUR
-"Le paysan et son cochon" music automaton...
-"Le paysan et son cochon" music automaton by Gustave VICHY, made of papier-mâché and fabric. Music with two tunes, Numerous movements: the peasant's head turns, moves his lips, opens and closes his eyes, his arm gives a taste, shrugs his shoulders and taps his foot. The pig pulls out his tongue and moves his head. H 85 cm N°511 of the catalogue of this manufacturer. Perfect working order (1890)"This peasant tries to fatten his pig with jams that the animal licks as long as he can, in his opinion, he finds it insufficient judging by the blows of head that he gives to catch the bread. For his part, the farmer shows his displeasure by kicking the chair and shrugging his shoulders. He turns his head, bows, opens his mouth and presents the toast again" "Resting open a wooden platforme the peasant is holding a paper mâche ping in his lap. The peasant has a composition head, brown glass eyes, articulated eyelids, articulated bottom lips, painted teeeth, and brunette mohai wig. Turning an nodding his head and blinking his eyelids, the peasant moves his right hand, holding a slice of jam bread toward the hungry piglet, just as the piglet leans forward, turtning his head and moving his tongue in and out, the peasant pulls the bread away, heaving his shoulder up and down and stomping his foot on the chair seat. Then againthe bread toward the piglet. H 34".Two tunes of music. Perfect working.
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