This automaton wind-up mechanical doll dates to around 1880 and is functioning as intended. With music box that plays Strauss' "Blue Danube Waltz, " when wound.
Seated seamstress in her original lace dress and hat, red velvet covers the base, 12 in. She was made in France.
The bisque head has piercing brown eyes and she has a S mark with two crossed arrows on the back of her head. The hands are also bisque. Her outfit is her original silk, and lace - in great condition (check photos).In good working order, item appears a thumb is missing from one hand. The item "Rare Antique French Automaton 1880 Bisque Doll w Music Box Original" is in sale since Tuesday, December 18, 2018. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Bisque\French". The seller is "politecollector" and is located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States.