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Musical Automaton Baby Doll Egg

Auction:
2760M
Lot:
534
Sold for:
$554$450

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2760M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
November 01, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Musical Automaton Baby Doll Egg, R. Aldridge, France, the composite ostrich egg appears to have hatched a chiffon and lace dressed baby with protruding legs, torso, arms, and head, that moves when the key-wind, single-air mechanism is wound, two butterflies flutter around while she attempts to catch them in her net, she sits on a gilt-metal three-legged stool that rests on a velvet-lined molded base, ht. 17 in.
Estimate $600-800


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