"PIGMÉES MUSICO DANSAMENTS"
Saint Maurice-Cabany, Paris, circa 1825
Original octagonal cardboard box containing two "dancing pygmies" and a candlestick. The bristle dolls have leather (?) heads, painted features and silk clothes and four tiny thin legs. By placing them on the piano, the vibrations make them dance. On the inside of the lid the instructions in French and Italian.
Dolls 6 cm high