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French musical automaton "Little Girl Catching Butterflies" by Leopold Lambert $4000/5500

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Sold for: $2,750.00 to l****0
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20" (51 cm.) Standing upon a velvet covered base is a bisque head doll with beautiful blue glass paperweight eyes and richly painted lashes and eyeshadow, closed mouth, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig, cork pate, French carton body, bisque forearms. When wound, the girl turns her head side to side, nods, waves the butterfly net held in her right hand as though trying to catch the butterfly flitting about nearby, while music plays. She is wearing original (very frail) silk costume and bonnet, and holds original silk umbrella decorated with flowers in her left hand. Condition: bisque head excellent, two finger tips missing on right hand, music and mechanism function well. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau 3 (head) L.B. (key). Leopold Lambert, circa 1890.

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 Saturday, Feb 22, 2020 | 11:00 AM  Eastern
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French musical automaton "Little Girl Catching Butterflies" by Leopold Lambert $4000/5500
French musical automaton "Little Girl Catching Butterflies" by Leopold Lambert $4000/5500
Lot number: 21
Seller: Theriault's
Event: Huguette Clark, Too
Ends: Saturday, February 22 | 11:00 AM  Eastern

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