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American Autoperipatetikous with Rare Cloth Head

Lot Number: 
284
10" (25 cm.) Hollow-pressed cloth head with black painted hair in simple short curls,painted large brown eyes,lashes,accented nostrils,closed mouth,blushed cheeks,paper mache rounded hollow skirt-body that contains mechanism,brass feet. When wound,the doll Òwalks". Condition: generally excellent,functions well,typical craquelure on face. Marks: Patented July 15th,1862,also in England (bottom of skirt). Comments: the American patented walking doll was made for nearly a decade with heads of various materials including bisque,china,paper mache and this rarest variation the pressed cloth doll patented by Hawkins. Value Points: rare walking doll marketed as ÒAutoperipatetikous" with rarest head style,factory original costume including trim.
Presale Estimate: 
1200/1500