Corne Singe De Jeu
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This horn player, a porcelain Meissen monkey, is dressed in the height of 18th-century court fashion. He and fifteen other simian musicians were part of an orchestra that was mounted in front of an organ case with a clock dial. The use of monkeys mimicking human behavior was a genre of visual arts called Singerie. It was intended as a mild satire and amusing visual.
Finish: Solid brass, electro-plated with gold finish, giclee print
Dimensions: Approx. 1.25" W x 3.50" L (Packaged in an Acetate Sleeve with Provenance Card)