If you've been waiting for a sweet, flirting mechanical walking doll, look no further!~ A delightful, cabinet-ready flirty, this cabinet sized girl is just a gem! What do we love the most about her? Well, just about everything, starting with her overall features and demeanor. She really has something special about her face. But what is extraordinary about her is her fabulous Key-Wind mechanical walking body by Roulet & Descamps! Just wind the key, hold her at the waist and with a little downward pressure on her feet activates a realistic walking motion. Additionally her flirting eyes are so captivating as her walking motion triggers the rolling of her eyes from side to side. What a complete delight this little cherub is.
Made circa 1900 in France and using a Simon & Halbig German bisque 1039 head on a Roulet & Decamps mechanical body, this doll is rare and wonderful. Many of the French manufacturers availed themselves of Simon & Halbig heads when producing mechanical automata. And her condition is simply outstanding! Grab her now and let her walk straight into your loving heart!
~This lovely girl is available on layaway! Take up to 8 months to pay for her. Give us a call anytime to hear a personalized, in- hand description of her fabulous condition, or to discuss layaway options at 718.859.0901.
She has a bisque socket head made by Simon & Halbig on a jointed Roulet & Descamps French composition 7 piece walker body with original finish and with a metal key shaping the letters RD. (When the key is wound and she is held on a flat surface, she walks in a very realistic manner--but she must be guided by holding her upright at the waist and applying moderate downward pressure.) She has blue flirty eyes with painted lower lashes and string upper lashes, multi stroke and molded brows, open mouth with four upper teeth, pierced ears with antique glass bead earrings, lovely curly brown mohair wig.
Dressed in a very wonderful blue and beige gingham dropped waist dress with pleated skirt and scalloped shirt front with MOP buttons down the front, antique half slip with blue insertion ribbons and matching pantaloons with blue insertion ribbons as well. On her legs are cream knit stockings and antique brown oilcloth shoes with metal buckles. Just a wonderful overall presentation!
MARKS: SH 1039
SIMON & HALBIG
S & H
Key: (With he R D logo)
CONDITION: Excellent! She has excellent quality bisque with expert painting of features, crisp modeling and gentle coloring, The French set flirty eyes work well. She is a darling little cherub with so much sparkle! The original body in sturdy and original finish condition with a well functioning key wind mechanism! The original torso has a slightly ruddy complexion and there is slight wear at the joints. A real Charmer—she would be a perfect companion for any doll in your collection as well as the sensation of your doll club!! She is a very wonderful example of this very desirable French doll!
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16.5” Rare French Flirting Mechanical Roulet & Descamps Walking Doll with Simon & Halbig 1039 Head