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I am very honored to bring to market this exquisite and rare faced beauty created by the magical artistry of Maison Jumeau and captured in an automaton by Roullet & Decamps . 25" tall. This beauty, known as a part of the Jumeau "Séries Fantastique" possesses a rare type of portrait face with huge darkly lined sapphire blue eyes that engulf you. Coral earrings match the tint of her lips. She is gowned in a wonderful silk taffeta court dress made with shimmering colors matching the iridescence of the hummingbird's wings she tenderly holds. When wound, she tips her head and raises her hand to show you one bird while the oher bird in the basket lightly flutters, all the while playing music. Everything about this piece is classically beautiful. I watch my hummingbirds at my feeder and am entranced with this lovely automaton that forever captures the magic of springtime. She has had one hand restored which we have captured and there is a tight hairline under the lace collar in the back underneath her lace collar that does not detract. More pictures can be provided at which time I will also be able to show the artist check marks on the back of her neck. This lovely automaton plays enchanting music and the movements work; albeit gingerly. If this piece was in perfect condition, she would command in excess of $20,000. She is a truly marvelous item that deserves a place of honor where she can be enjoyed and cherished. A fabulous opportunity to acquire a gorgeous, all original automaton in very good general condition and priced to reflect the non-distracting small issues she has. PLEASE email or call in advance of placing item in cart if layaway arrangements are needed. PURCHASE must be handled through Ruby Lane web site and paid for via PayPal, major credit card, money order, personal check or bank transfer (wire). All payments must clear prior to shipping.
Please Note: This piece is FRAGILE and PACKING & SHIPPING MUST be arranged BY THE BUYER via a third party shipper such as FED EX or UPS. We will NOT assume responsibility or be liable for any problems that may arise as a result of shipping, packing, insurance or freight carrier problems. For the sake of preserving the piece it would be ideal if it were picked up locally. Buyer will pay for their own insurance through the carrier they choose to have the piece shipped through. Sorry; sale restricted within the US mainland only.
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Lady with Hummingbirds Automaton