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French Bisque Musical Automaton"Little Girl Reading with Teasing Butterfly"

Lot Number: 
38
18" (46 cm.) Seated upon a tall-back wooden chair is a bisque-headed doll with brown glass eyes,mohair lashes,open mouth,four porcelain teeth,pierced ears,blonde mohair wig,carton torso and lower legs,bisque forearms. She is holding a little book"Les Hirondelles" that she tries over and over again to read,lifting the book up and down,and lowering and raising her eyes. Meanwhile a colorful butterfly flits back and forth above her head,in a teasing manner,and music plays. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French,circa 1895. Value Points: perfectly preserved,and well-functioning music and mechanism,the little girl wears factory original rose satin dress with colorful sequin trim.
Realized Price: 
$3,750
Presale Estimate: 
3500/5500