London, South Kensington
22 May 1997
A rare Distler clockwork 'The Cranopolitan Joe'
Cat.Ref.601, lithographed tinplate gentleman in yellow striped suit with red lifting top hat revealing three different cariacature national likenesses --9in. (23cm.) high, late 1920s (E)
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German title in the Distler catalogue 'Verwandlungskünstler' which translates as 'transformation visual artist'.
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