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19TH C FRENCH FEMALE TRAPEZE AUTOMATON

Lot 2001 Details

Description
Female figure with bisque head, likely Jules Steiner Figure A doll face, Le Parisien 17. Fixed blue glass paperweight eyes with painted lashes and feathered brows. Closed cupid mouth and pierced ears. Light brown ringlets. Composite body with internal mechanism. On wood stand with tasseled and linen curtain frame. Wood base covered in green velvet with braided trim. Wearing period light blue silk trousers with lace dress overlay. Scalloped ruffles at neck, sleeves, and hem. Swings in trapeze motion. France, c. 1880, possibly a Jules Steiner Mechanical Doll.
H. 55 cm (21 1/2 in)

For a video of this doll in motion, please see this YouTube link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uy5qARKQlDM
Condition
Figure in very good condition with wear consistent with age. Fraying to linen curtain fabric. Split to wood in frame at top and minor loss at base. Does function but extent of functionality not tested. Condition report available upon request.

For additional photos and a video of this doll in motion, please refer to the link here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1nAZ4BfggihAp7y4ZaG5ok0p7MmRUMtaE?usp=sharing
Or through this YouTube link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uy5qARKQlDM
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19TH C FRENCH FEMALE TRAPEZE AUTOMATON

Estimate CA$2,000 - CA$3,000
May 12
Starting Price CA$1,000
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2001: 19TH C FRENCH FEMALE TRAPEZE AUTOMATON

Sold for CA$3,400
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Est. CA$2,000 - CA$3,000Starting Price CA$1,000
May 12th Antique Doll Auction
Wed, May 12, 2021 11:00 AM EDT
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Lot 2001 Details

Description
...
Female figure with bisque head, likely Jules Steiner Figure A doll face, Le Parisien 17. Fixed blue glass paperweight eyes with painted lashes and feathered brows. Closed cupid mouth and pierced ears. Light brown ringlets. Composite body with internal mechanism. On wood stand with tasseled and linen curtain frame. Wood base covered in green velvet with braided trim. Wearing period light blue silk trousers with lace dress overlay. Scalloped ruffles at neck, sleeves, and hem. Swings in trapeze motion. France, c. 1880, possibly a Jules Steiner Mechanical Doll.
H. 55 cm (21 1/2 in)

For a video of this doll in motion, please see this YouTube link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uy5qARKQlDM
Condition
...
Figure in very good condition with wear consistent with age. Fraying to linen curtain fabric. Split to wood in frame at top and minor loss at base. Does function but extent of functionality not tested. Condition report available upon request. <br><br> For additional photos and a video of this doll in motion, please refer to the link here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1nAZ4BfggihAp7y4ZaG5ok0p7MmRUMtaE?usp=sharing <br> Or through this YouTube link: <br> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uy5qARKQlDM

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