The powder with the psyche of the house of Parfum Nivosine Paris
Total dimensions : 100 x 60 x 40 cm
To be compared with a specimen kept in the Museum of the automaton of Souillac (Lot) and exposed in the showcase of the automatons of store windows.
The "animated figures for advertisement" became from 1900 a speciality of the houses PHALIBOIS and ROULLET DECAMPS and one of the most appreciated of the manufactures directed by Gaston DECAMPS
Reproduced in the book by Christian Bailly, L'Âge d'Or des Automates, 1848-1914, Éd. Scala, Paris, 1987, p.168