This is a remarkable automaton unlike any I've ever seen. She is very large in stature, standing 24" tall. She was made by Leopold Lambert and bears the marked key. She has a flawless bisque head that is Simon & Halbig I believe it is 1139 but I can't read the 3rd number very well. When wound, she raises one doll at a time then turns her head and blinks her eyes before turning her head again to raise the other doll. Meanwhile, the kitten is on a rod on the base and it moves back and forth to play with a leather ball that is suspended from the table. She plays two songs. This amazing doll has her original clothing. The two little dolls are in wonderful condition with some fraying on the ethnic clothing. One has tiny composition hands and the other hands appear to be bisque. The table stand is celluloid and even the table cloth appears to be original. She has an auburn mohair wig with black lace cap. I am also showing her in a curly blonde mohair wig. You can choose which look you like the best! She is in excellent working condition. The only flaw is there was a break and reglue of one arm (with a missing piece at the top covered by the clothing. It could easily be restored, but it isn't even visible from the frontal display position. The doll stands on a velvet covered base and it has its original paper label!! This is a spectacular find!!! It can be yours for only $500 down provided the remainder is paid in 15 months or less. You can watch this piece in action on you tube if you search put in watch?v=wDsM-gwqJew
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