Antique Musical Automaton
A very pretty antique musical automaton with a small bisque head doll on the top of a wood case. This automaton was made in France or in Germany in the early 20th century. The condition of the clown is very good. The bisque head is marked with two crossed arrows and “c”. The doll has fixed glass eyes, a closed mouth and pierced ears with small earrings. Mohair wig is glued to the head. The doll wears a clown costume which is sewn on. The doll stands 10.5" (27 cm) tall. The box is ca. 3" (8 cm) tall. There is a turn key on the top of the box. Music and motion in working condition. After the automaton had been wound up, music plays and the doll moves her hands up and down and her head from side to side. Please send me a message, if you want to see it work. (828)
Price: 625$ Item ID: 5776.