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Pair, All-Original French Bisque Miniature Dolls with Amusing Mechanical Action

Lot Number: 
5
6" (15 cm.) Each has bisque socket head, blue or brown glass inset eyes, painted lashes and brows, closed mouth, brunette mohair wig, paper mache shaped body, wire upper arms. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 0. Comments: French, circa 1885. Value Points: each is wearing its (frail) original costume and when leg or torso is pushed an amusing action occurs: one raises and lowers the mask he is holding to his face, and the other lifts up and down the tiny party marotte he is holding.
Realized Price: 
$1,600
Presale Estimate: 
1200/1500