7 . Automaton
14" (36 cm.) A carved wooden man with very muscular body is posed as though ready to conduct his strong man performance,his arms posed behind his back,with painted red shorts and black laced shoes,with separately-carved socket head having defined center-part,painted and carved facial features including high curled brows and curly moustache,mouth carved with open "O". When wound,he casually turns his head side to side and "whistles" in a mellow,insouciant manner. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Griesbaum,Germany,early 20th century. Value Points: rare to find character from their delightful series,with well-functioning whistle.