German Bisque Lady with Hidden Mechanical Gliding Mechanism

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15" (38 cm.) Bisque shoulderhead with head turned to the side and nestled into shoulderplate, blue glass inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with row of painted teeth, outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig, on carton torso with cone-shaped skirt enclosing a hidden clockwork mechanism which, when wound, causes the doll to glide forward on three-wheeled base. Condition: generally excellent, very small roughness flake at bottom edge of front shoulderplate (under costume), mechanism functions. Comments: Germany, circa 1880. Value Points: an especially beautiful face with distinctive pose of the head, original ice blue silk costume.
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