The costume is fraying, as usually seen on these old silk costumes on the jesters. His head could also use to be stabilized as it's a bit wobble and not connected in the back. This would be easy to do with some glue, but leaving him like this now for his new owner to decide. These little dolls make great display pieces for your larger dolls to hold!
I don't believe that he is musical. I have more antique toy and doll items listed so please check out my other auctions! Please check out my other auctions and add "ELSZEN" to your favorite sellers. World's Fair Memorabilia, Antique Dolls, Paper Dolls, and Children's items, Victorian Paper and Advertising, Unusual History items and MORE! The item "Antique German Bisque Head Armand Marseille Jester Marionette on Stick Toy Doll" is in sale since Monday, March 12, 2018.This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Bisque\German". The seller is "elszen" and is located in Lenexa, Kansas. This item can be shipped worldwide.