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Dancing Doll – SOLD

Musical dancing doll clockwork automaton. Made in Paris circa 1910. Rare in this original condition, the doll has a bisque head inset with blue glass eyes, the blonde wig and dress are original and adorned with red ribbons and black lace.The substantial clockwork motor drives a musical mechanism and the doll herself, the duration of dancing is about 20 minutes. The mechanical technique used is ingenious in combining random step moves with rapid twirls which seem to magically follow the melody of the music. In good mechanical condition, showing signs of ageing to the dress.
Height 28cm, width 16cm.
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