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1395. PHALIBOIS WHISTLING BOY AUTOMATON | C. 1900, charming automation of young boy whistling a familiar tune (A Bicycle Built for Two), paper mache head with lips puckered, brilliant blue eyes with articulated eyelids, wearing velvet knickers, jacket and cap; his one hand casually rests on his hips, while the other seemingly points as if conjuring up the tune in his head. Along with the whistling, activation causes the boy's head to tilt side to side, while his right hand moves to the music,he alternately winks his eyes. Circular velvet covered base contains the mechanism. | 34" | (Very Good Condition) | $5,000 - $7,500
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(Very Good Condition)
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PHALIBOIS WHISTLING BOY AUTOMATON

Estimate $5,000 - $7,500May 08, 2020
Starting Price $2,500
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