ID: 260123

Rare 1950's Mechanical / Clockwork Tinplate Clown Magician

This item has been purchased.

Description 🔉

An interesting, rare, wind-up mechanical Clown Magician, produced in Japan in the 1950’s, probably by the Franconia company. He uncovers the table to show either nothing or a little rabbit which disappears/appears when he puts his hat down - this all depends on what the position was when he stopped before. It is in perfect working order. There has been a query as to whether he should be wearing a hat - the answer is obviously 'no', because he is using it to cover the rabbit !

This item is rare, and the condition is very good indeed.

International buyers, please enquire about postage and any other fees or taxes before bidding in the auction or purchasing the item.

Seller Details

  • Address:
  • Norfolk,
  • United Kingdom.
  • Note:
  • Abbott Antiques is a small business selling antique and collectable quality items at affordable prices. We specialise in Curiosities, Religious pieces, Items of Provenance, miniature, rare and interesting items, although as a general dealer we sell a variety of items. Our belief is to encourage people in their collecting. We have many years of experience, having traded from our shop, various Antique Centres in Norfolk, selling both to local and international collectors and dealers. We offer also a 'finding service' and undertake research, at no extra cost. Personally, we collect little, although we are very fond of automata, having a small collection of such items.