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French Bisque-Head Automaton Tambourine Player

Auction:
2070
Lot:
463
Sold for:
$575$500

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Auction:
Sale #2070 - 2070
Location:
Bolton
Date / Time :
May 12, 2001 10:00AM

Description:

French Bisque-Head Automaton Tambourine Player, early 20th century, blue stationary eyes, open mouth, pierced-in ears, head impressed Limoges France, remains of brown human hair wig, undressed cardboard body covering mechanism, head moves side to side as right composition arm shakes tambourine frame (bell and one finger missing), plush covered box, original key for music and movement, ht. of doll 12 in., overall ht. 15 in.
Estimate $800-1,200

Keywords

France, Automaton Tambourine, Bisque-Head , Player , Automaton, Bisque, Dolls, Ear, Robotics, Tambourine