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French Musical Automaton "Bunny in the Cabbage Patch" by Roullet & Decamps

Lot Number: 
262
9" (23 cm.) Hidden inside a papier-mache cabbage with fabric cabbage leaves is a bisque-head doll with blue glass eyes,painted features,closed mouth,wearing a white fur bunny costume with hinged bunny ears. When wound,music plays,and the bunny slowly peeks out and raises up,twirling around and moving its ears back and forth. Condition: generally excellent,mechanism and music function well,bisque excellent,some fabric spotting on cabbage leaves. Marks: R&D (key). Comments: Roullet & Decamps,circa 1900. Value Points: delight automaton with story-tale like action,fine quality bisque.
Realized Price: 
$2,300
Presale Estimate: 
2000/3000