Amusing French Handwind Mechanical Toy "Disappearing Pierrot"

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13" (33 cm.) Standing upon drum-shaped platform with wooden feet, lithographed image of young lad courting a girl over a garden fence, and lithographed cover overall, is a bisque-headed doll with silk costume, holding wooden rod, and a paper mache box from which is protruding the paper mache head of Pierrot. When hand wound at the side, the drum beats rat-a-tat-tat, while the little boy moves his arm, tapping Pierrot on the head, and Pierrot pops up and down. Condition: very good, split in drum snare paper on opposite side. Comments: French, circa 1890. Value Points: wonderful and amusing toy with bisque doll and beautiful lithography.
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