Bargain John's Antiques has been in business in the same location for 50 years. We specialize in American Antiques from 1840 to the 1920's. Quality that has been our mission statement since we began.This is truly a rare find! This doll is an all original Jumeau Automation French Gypsy Doll. The gypsys body and head move along with the tambourine while it is being shaken. This Automation Jumeau doll is a wonderful Victorian mechanical doll from France. This gypsy lady has three movements. Her head turns, her arms, move up and down as she shakes the tambourine in one hand. And the rare movement is when her waist and hips move as she dances. She is dressed in very appropriate clothing.
Her dress is fraying some with age, but she is all original. The very fine bisque head has a V marking on the back of her neck. On the bottom of the wooden music box there is a paper label that reads, Au Nain Bleu, E. Chauviere, Boul des Capucines 27, Paris, (JUK is hand written).
The key to the music box is made of cast iron, and has the initials, LB cast in the center of the oval. The doll is in working order. Again, this is truly a rare find, and we stand behind her guaranteeing that she is original, and authentic. We also have a letter of the dolls authenticity and a newspaper article that highlights and tells about the automation that is the same as what this doll has.Dont miss out on adding her to your own collection! - Please contact Bargain John's Antiques with any questions that you might have. Bargain John's Antiques Inc. Is a family owned and operated Antique Store that has been in operation since 1968 in Lexington, Nebraska. Our inventory will represent some of the finest antiques of this period.
A place where you can deal and be assured that there are NO REPRODUCTIONS! Our shop is located just 2 miles north off of Interstate 80 in the Central part of the state. We are open Monday - Saturday 9:00 - 5:30 and Sunday 12:30 - 5:30 Central Standard Time. We are offering several unique and top quality items.Look thru all our listed items to get a better look. At the quality that we strive to offer! The item "Antique Jumeau Automaton French Gypsy Doll" is in sale since Friday, November 11, 2016. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Bisque\French".
The seller is "bargainjohns" and is located in Lexington, Nebraska. This item can be shipped to United States.