London, South Kensington
18 June 2002
A Schuco clockwork gentleman monkey
with ginger mohair head, tinplate face, jointed arms, integral red felt jacket, black trousers, white shirt, card top hat, metal monacle and keywind mechanism in back --6in. (15cm.) high, circa 1928s (slight wear); and a similar monkey wearing red trousers and berret with black tassel --5in. (12.5cm.) high, circa 1930 (slight ear and mechanism inoperative)
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