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80: LARGE SIGNED "VICHY" AUTOMATON WITH JUMEAU HEAD

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Description

Rare flange neck bisque head stamped in red "Tete Jumeau Bte 5.6.0.6.," with superb modeling and painting, flat velvet covered base has brass Vichy insignia still intact, key wind mechanism contained in torso, music plays when wound, head turns and nods and arms rise and fall alternatively as lady powders nose and looks in mirror, composition arms have probably been repainted and figure has been recostumed but a long time ago. 30" l.

Condition

Covering original but worn. (VG Cond.)
Buyer's Premium

20.5%

Estimate $6,000 – $9,000
Starting Bid $3,000
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10:00 AM - Nov 11, 2011
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Auctioneer
Bertoia Auctions

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2141 DeMarco Drive
Vineland, NJ 08360
United States


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