Lot No. 098

Lot 98.

Automaton clockwork Jules Steiner “Bebe Gigoteur” 1870-80s, 21″ (53cm). Open pink mouth with upper and lower porcelain teeth. Blue enamel glass paperweight eyes, angled lashes, arched lush brows with very fine feathering, mauve upper eye shadow. Dome unmarked bisque head with pierced ears and original blonde fleece wig. Carton moule body hides complex automaton mechanism. Original hip clockwork gold key, wire release activates crying and head moves side to side, arms move up and down, although legs are not kicking this is usual as the original strings break easily. Original kid leather covered thighs and lower composition legs. Antique cream silk dress with embroidered flowers and antique white lace hat.

$2,000 – $3,000