French 1897 Fernand Martin Le Gai Violiniste (The Merry Violinist) Clockwork
Vintage French 1897 Fernand Martin Le Gai Violiniste (The Merry Violinist) Clockwork Toy. Very scarce toy to find and one of the most desirable. This tin plate figure with painted features holds a metal violin and bow and when wound up, he plays the instrument while moving from side to side. Jacket is a little tattered, violin has been replaced, otherwise very good condition. Nice working order. A splendid and rare French toy that is a must for your early German or French collection!