Antique Tea Drinker Automata


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This extremely rare automata dates from around 1885 and was made in Paris , France by the renowned maker "Gustave Vichy" The Tea Drinker is the third in a set of Asian themed automata the other two being the Japanese Mask Seller and the Chinese Smoker. These are considered extremely rare and desirable with collectors. The condition on this piece is Magnificent with all original silk clothing with Embroidery.

The Six automations are:
1. Turning Head from side to side
2. Nodding head up and down
3. Opening and closing his Eyes
4. Opening and closing his mouth
5. Twirling his Parasol
6. Drinking his tea
Accompanied by 2 airs

Everything is functioning as it should and works amazing. Dimensions 30" high x 15" across x 16" front to back
Finally these Large Automata from Gustave Vichy are also distinctive in that all the Mechanics and Music are located in the Body Cavity.




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