Vintage automatons are fascinating. If you saw the movie "The Woman in Black," you probably got creeped out by the nursery with them playing. These were quite an amazing art form, some made hundreds of years ago.
I found some amazing pieces for sale and thought I'd share them. I think if I could have a fine collection, this would be #1 on my list!
Nargile Hookah Smoker
Nargile Hookah Smoker Automaton by Leopold Lambert, Paris, France, c.1895
Monkey Marksman Automaton by Henri Phalibois, Paris, France, c.1880