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American Patented "Autoperipatetikos" Lady with Rare Sculpted Blonde Hair

Lot Number: 
300
11" (28 cm.) Bisque shoulder head with sculpted blonde hair waved from face and forming into three tiers of rolled curls which are captured at the back of head within a modeled snood with black head band, painted blue eyes, red and brown upper eyeliner, accented nostrils, closed mouth, carton torso and skirt which contains clockwork mechanism, brass feet; when wound, the lady walks forward. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Patented July 15th, 1862; also in Europe 20 Dec. 1862. (imprinted on bottom of cardboard skirt). Comments: Autoperipatetikos, circa 1865, the patented walking model utilized several different heads including this German bisque model. Value Points: exquisite sculpting and painting of the early model, original mechanical walking body, antique silk dress.
Realized Price: 
$450
Presale Estimate: 
900/1100