Circa 1900 French musical automaton "The Clown with Fan and Ball" by Roullet Decamps. When wound, two musical tunes play, and a series of eight animations occur. The theme may reference a particular clown act popular during the time era. Via Theriault.
spectacular three-part exhibition in Switzerland displays the science and art of the industry’s foremost automaton-maker and his short-lived dynasty: Pierre Jaquet Droz. It is justifiably called Automates et Merveilles (automata and miracles).