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French Mechanical Toy "Lady with Basket of Flowers" Attributed to Vichy

Lot Number: 
220
10" (25 cm.) Standing upon a three-wheeled tin platform is a bisque head lady with cobalt blue eyes, painted features, closed mouth, blonde mohair wig, carton torso, wire upper arms and legs, paper mache legs with original glued-on shoes, bisque hands. When wound, the toy wheels around and forward, and she waves her arms as though offering flowers for sale. Condition: generally excellent, mechanism functions well. Comments: French attributed to Vichy, circa 1865. Value Points: charming early toy, original (frail) costume.
Realized Price: 
$1,500
Presale Estimate: 
1100/1400

Vintage Barbie - The Thomas Romanotto Collection - Auction, March 12-13, 2022

$69.00