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Auktion: Fine Dolls and Teddy Bears
wurde versteigert am: 26. Mai 2010
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A fine Sleeping Beauty 'Breather' musical automaton, possibly Phalibois, circa 1880

Schätzpreis: 10.000 £ - 15.000 £
ca. 14.659 $ - 21.989 $
Zuschlagspreis:  n. a.
Los-Nr. 206, Aufrufe: 17

Moulded and painted grotto scene with plant and foliage decoration, beauty reclining on an outcrop with looking-glass alcove behind, the extremely rare French bisque head with delicately painted features, closed mouth, blue glass eyes and eyelashes, blonde wig, bisque lower arms, papier-maché body with shaped bosom, wearing pearl necklace and ruff, white lace dress with silver trim and red shoes. The standing Prince rare French bisque head, painted features with closed mouth and blue paperweight eyes, bisque lower arms holding a tortoiseshell and mother-of-pearl lute, wearing purple velvet jacket and hat, velvet breeches all with lace and gold trim, orange stockings. All mounted on a wooden base housing a period Lecoultre Frerés keywind cylinder movement playing three traditional airs, key and start/stop actuating the scene above, when wound a brightly coloured feathered bird flies down from above to watch Beauty breathe raising her head and arms as she wakes whilst the Prince playing his lute moves his head up and down, (music box not original). Base 65x32cm (25 1/2x12 1/2in) and 75cm (29 1/2in) high.

Informationen zur Auktion
Auktionshaus: Bonhams London
Titel: Fine Dolls and Teddy Bears
Auktionsdatum: 26.05.2010
Adresse: Bonhams London
London, Knightsbridge Montpelier Street Knightsbridge London SW7 1HH Tel: +44 20 7393 3900 Fax : +44 20 7393 3905 [email protected]