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French automaton "the Magician Turk" - Maison Farkascirca 1970
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Ref : 69172
3 800 €
Period :
20th century
Artist :
Maison Farkas
Provenance :
France
Dimensions :
H. 22.05 inch
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French automaton "the Magician Turk" - Maison Farkascirca 1970

This rare music automaton represents a "Turkish" magician standing behind his conjuring table.
He comes alive to the sound of music, performs head and hand movements while discovering under his goblets different objects (four passages). His face and his hands are terracotta and very fine. His elegant clothes are original.

Total height: 56 cm
France, House Farkas
Around 1970


Historical Annecdote : Jean Farkas was born in 1917 in Brest. He learned the art of porcelain restoration and antique objects for antique dealers in Paris. Passionate about antique toys and automatons, he himself created many automatons. It is his wife, Anne Farkas, a seamstress, who makes the sumptuous costumes of her pieces.

Pour voir l'automate "en marche" : http://www.gerardin-antique.com/documents/Automate.mp4

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