G. Vichy Pierrot Serenading Moon Automaton, Circa 1885
G. Vichy Pierrot Serenading Moon Automaton, Circa 1885
G. Vichy Pierrot Serenading Moon Automaton, Circa 1885
G. Vichy Pierrot Serenading Moon Automaton, Circa 1885
G. Vichy Pierrot Serenading Moon Automaton, Circa 1885
G. Vichy Pierrot Serenading Moon Automaton, Circa 1885
G. Vichy Pierrot Serenading Moon Automaton, Circa 1885
G. Vichy Pierrot Serenading Moon Automaton, Circa 1885
G. Vichy Pierrot Serenading Moon Automaton, Circa 1885
G. Vichy Pierrot Serenading Moon Automaton, Circa 1885
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G. Vichy Pierrot Serenading Moon Automaton, Circa 1885

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The Antique Toy Gallery
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$18,500.00
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This magnificent and totally original Automaton of Pierrot Serenading the Moon was made in France during the late 1880's by the world-renown and premier maker of automations, G. Vichy of Paris, and based on the series of poems published in 1884 by the Belgian poet Albert Giraud

With a complex and remarkable mechanisms which allow Pierrot to play his Mandolin, with the sound emitting from the concealed music box to the Moon itself - The Moon's eyes open and close in sheer delight, as does the his mouth . 

“Pierrot Lunaire” consists of three groups of seven poems: In the first group, Pierrot sings of love, sex and religion; in the second, of violence, crime, and blasphemy; and in the third of his return home to Bergamo, with his past haunting him.

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