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14" Antique French Musical Automaton by Vichy with Gaultier doll

A bisque-head doll with large brown glass paperweight inset eyes, painted facial features, closed mouth, mohair wig, carton torso and lower legs, wire upper arms and legs, bisque forearms and hands, is seated upon a paper mache tree trunk that is decorated with flowers . Wearing her original silk costume and silk hat, she holds a mirror and puff in her arms, and when wound, she turns her head side-to-side and her hands are moving, while music plays.

Condition: generally excellent,music and mechanism function well.
14" (36cm) tall.

Marks: F. 1 G. (early block letter markings,head).
FRANCE, Gustav Vichy, from his series of seated persons in nature settings, with bisque head by Gaultier, circa 1880.

Especially beautiful face on the dainty automaton,in well-preserved original condition, with two tunes and original paper label on the bottom with name of music.
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