Antique delightful automaton showing a young lady richly dressed, playing her mandoline.
upon a wooden platform with papier mache modelled to suggest land and rocks through vegetation, a young lady is seating playing happily the mandoline. she has open mouth and four little teeth , blue glass enamel eyes, painted lashes and bows, and delicate face, her carton torso body is dressed in original couture french 2 pieces dress with a pink and brown silk and velvet jacket , a dress full of embroidery and work, and a lovelly shoes, also matching straw hat. her pose is like playing music in a magical outside country romantic scene, with a basket of fruits collected near her shoes. when the porcelain knob is turned hand key-round, we listen to play music and moving head and both hands like playing the mandoline
cutest lovelly scene , similar piece idea is reflected in old original vichy automaton catalogue illustrations circa 1889
doll preserved in original condition, antique original clothes a bit defects due to age , but overall in magic great condition , and working perfect condition. mandoline ending is fragile.
size doll 9"