Rabbit in a Cabbage
Musical automaton by Roullet & Decamps of Paris, circa 1910. This popular automaton is rarely available, with most owners keeping them in the family for generations. This example is in exceptional condition with fine fur and perfectly rouched original leaves. The stop/start button operates the action and the tune played is one of the best we have heard.
The music plays and the shy Rabbit rises slowly from the Cabbage. The Rabbit looks around and raises his ears before chewing on a leaf. The Rabbit suddenly darts back into the cabbage to repeat the whole sequence.
The key wound clockwork motor has been fully serviced (with a two year guarantee) and includes the original distinctive R&D key.
Price is £1950