The figures comprise a 'flasher', a man in 17th-century costume and tricorn hat, pulling aside his cloak to reveal a female figure; a monkey violinist; a king filling a wine-glass; a woman opertaing a water-pump; and a woman collecting alms and tipping them into a tub. The last swivels on her base and raises and lowers her left arm and her head. The others have fixed bases, but movements to both arms as well as eyes and head, and the violinist and the king have mouth movements. The water-pump has a glass-rod mechanism to represent the flowing water. There are about twenty-two movements in all.