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Pierrot Serenading the Moon

Auction:
2804M
Lot:
263
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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2804M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
April 25, 2015 10:00AM

Description:

Pierrot Serenading the Moon, Gustav Vichy, Paris, France, c. 1890, sitting on a raised gilt and velvet covered plinth, white-faced Pierrot dressed in black tights, sand-colored waistcoat with pleated collar, pearl buttons and cap plays his mandolin while nodding and moving his head back and forth to the music while the captivated moon listens intently, Pierrot periodically looks over at the moon, sticks out his tongue and the moon responds by closing his lower lip and seemingly falling asleep, original printed label under the figures listing the two airs, all on a wooden pedestal and under a glass dome, ht. without dome 22 1/2, ht. with dome 26 in.
Estimate $40,000-60,000

Overall excellent condition, pedestal and glass dome by association, music plays well.


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Gustav Vichy, Paris, France