‘Jean qui rit, Jean qui pleure’
Electric advertising automaton made in France by the Société des Jouets et Automates Français (JAP brand). The advertisement is placed on the bottom of the box, where the two flaps open, a mechanism turns two children’s faces successively, one smiling and the other crying. The flaps close again between the face changes. Circa 1920
This lot can be picked up in person in Cannes 06400.
You can see the video on the youtube account “L-Art-en-mouvement”