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Roullet et Decamps Bebe Rose Automaton

Auction:
2314
Lot:
322
Sold for:
$2,350$2,000

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2314
Location:
Bolton
Date / Time :
November 03, 2005 10:00AM

Description:

Roullet et Decamps Bebe Rose Automaton, with bisque head, open mouth, fixed brown eyes, brown hair wig, celluloid hands and original pink silk costume trimmed with ribbons, at the centre of fabric-covered papier-mache rose in basket, the open-spring motor playing one air and causing the heart of the flower to lift and the bebe to emerge throwing kisses, ht. open 10 in., with circular Decamps key.
Estimate $2,000-3,000

Keywords

Rose Automaton, bisque head , Alexandre-Gabriel Decamps, Automaton, Bebe, Fashion, Robotics