7 . Automaton
11" (25 cm.) A thick paste drum is decorated with blue and orange,and its lid serves as the seat for an amusing scene in which a jester with goatee and moustache,vibrant and amusingly-decorated costume is seated with his dog at his side,holding a cymbal in one hand and a drum baton in the other. His left leg reglued above the ankle,and tip of baton is missing,otherwise excellent. Mid-19th century,wonderful detail and large size.