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French Mechanical Toy "The Flower Vendor" by Vichy

Lot Number: 
301
13" (33 cm.) A bisque head lady with brown complexion, brown glass eyes, closed mouth, painted features, has matching bisque shoulderplate, brown bisque forearms, paper mache lower legs and is standing behind a three-wheeled push cart with wicker basket of flowers. When wound, she moves her legs forward and back, as though walking along showing her flower wares. Condition: very good, mechanism functions willfully, costume has some frailty. Comments: Vichy, Paris, circa 1875. Value Points: charming activity, rare exotic-complexioned bisque, original silk costume.
Realized Price: 
$2,000
Presale Estimate: 
3000/4000