This is a most unusual bisque head doll with a clockwork wind up movement, once wound the doll has an amazing swimming action, you really need to view this to appreciate how good it really is, dont think its suitable for water, more of a novelty, surely an extremely rare example, various faint markings on the back of the dolls head which are difficult to make out, but im told the maker is ONDINE. She does still have the actions once wound up, but she probably needs some oil and restoration as you need to keep giving the arms or leg a little push to start her off but then she stops again.She came from a large private collection of dolls ill be listing including some very rare examples by top makers such as jumeau. PLEASE NOTE I USUALLY PUT A 10 DAY DISPATCH TIME AS I WORK 7 DAYS A WEEK, BUT MOST ITEMS ARE POSTED OUT WITHIN 2-5 DAYS, IF YOU ARE IN A HURRY FOR ANY ITEM PLEASE LET ME KNOW AS IM HAPPY TO TRY AND GET THINGS OUT QUICKER THAT ARE NEEDED FOR PRESENTS ETC.
PLEASE SEE MY " ME " PAGE FOR INFORMATION ON MY SHOP - any item listed as bone in the title will be carved from ox bone as that is the only type of bone i sell. Check out my other items.Be sure to add me to your. The item "VERY OLD BISQUE HEAD WIND UP SWIMMING DOLL ONDINE EXTREMELY RARE L@@K" is in sale since Monday, June 27, 2016. This item is in the category "Antiques\Other Antiques". The seller is "dantiques01" and is located in Barnsley. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, to all countries in Europe, to all countries in continental Asia, to Australia.