Lot 13 , A Roullet et Decamps lady with powder puff and mirror automaton with a closed mouth Jumeau head, H.45cm, some wear to fabrics
A Roullet et Decamps 'lady with powder puff and mirror' automaton with a closed mouth Jumeau head, with brown glass eyes, pierced ears, bisque arms and hands, period ivory silk clothes, two movements of the head and each arm, the red velvet covered base with one tune musical movement. the head stamped in red 'DEPOSE Tete Jumeau S.G.D.G.', H.45cm, some wear to fabrics
The porcelain head looks to be in good condition, movement is going, automaton turns the head and raises both arms, clothing somewhat faded and discoloured as is the base.
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Sold for £1,400