The interesting object shown here is the world's most expensive doll. Known as
L'Oiseleur (The Bird Trainer
) it is a four foot tall figure of a young man holding a flute and dressed in
Renaissance clothing. The doll, which has an asking price of $6,250,000 was created in a Swiss workshop. Once wound
with a golden key, the doll plays the flute, blowing "Marche des Rois" by Georges Bizet. His fingers play the
instrument and his eyes move back and forth. Two birds, one on his shouler and one on his hand, sing along, opening and
closing their beaks, turning their heads and flapping their wings. Most amazingly the entire show is powered by tiny
cogs and gears (no batteries or other power source). The doll has 2,340 parts and took 15,000 hours to create.