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13" (33 cm) Charming All Original French Antique Mechanical Doll Playing Badminton by Vichy Fils

13" (33 cm) overall. Standing upon a three- wheeled tin base is a bisque-headed doll with blue glass eyes, painted lashes and brows,accented nostrils,closed mouth with accented lips,pierced ears, blonde mohair wig, carton torso and legs, wire upper arms, metal hands.
When wound the girl moves around in circles and waves arms up and down, turns head.
A most appealing little child wears original luxury blue silk dress and bonnet,holds badminton racquet in hand,and appears to play badminton when wound.
Rare little toy with beautiful doll, original costume, charming activity.

Condition: generally excellent,mechanism functions well, small chip at right pierced ear hole (under earring).

Vichy Fils, Paris, c. 1875.

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