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How About a Monkey Pastry Chef Serving The Head of a Cat?

Updated: Jan 9, 2022

It's Christmas 1880, what do you get the child that has everything? How about nightmares delivered via an automated monkey pastry-chef that's serving the head of an equally nightmarish cat in a pastry pie.

Made by the renowned French toy-makers Roullet & Decamps, around 1880. The automaton works by winding up a mechanism on the back, so that the monkey blinks his eyes, moves his head, snarls menacingly and lifts the pastry crust to reveal his macabre dish.

If you really do feel the need to see this monstrosity in motion, scroll down for a video.

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