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Miniature automaton Valerie

A special edition miniature version of Pierre Mayer’s magic automata. The quick change artist Valerie disappears behind her parasol, and her dress changes from red to black and back again. This was a gift from John & Anne Davenport to Tony Middleton for his 70th birthday. It also recognised all the help Tony had been giving on restoring automata in the Davenport Collection. It is included on this website with Tony's permission.

    • Date
    • Purchased new in 2015
    • Size
    • People_or_organisations
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    • Automata
    • Category
    • NTJ
    • Ref._no.
    • N1082 W480

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