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An All-Original French Musical Automaton"Little Girl with Trick Mouse"

Lot Number: 
89
16" (41 cm.) Standing upon a velvet covered wooden platform is a bisque-head doll with blue glass paperweight inset eyes,closed mouth,painted features,blonde mohair wig over cork pate,carton torso and legs,bisque forearms,and original bronze-green silk costume with lace trim. She stands behind a wooden pedestal table with fringed gold silk cover upon which is arranged a tinplate mouse trap with hinged door,and a little mouth. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: E. 1 D. (doll) Depose (base). Comments: when wound,the doll raises and lowers her head,then raises her right hand to direct the mouse in and out of the trap while her left hand lifts and lowers the trap door. The mouse moves forward,at first hesitantly,then scampers,turns and retreats back into the trap,while music plays. Value Points: the charming automaton is perfectly preserved with original costume and fittings,beautiful doll,enchanting action and music.
Realized Price: 
$5,250
Presale Estimate: 
5000/7500