All Original French Gaultier Musical Marotte Toy - 15 Inches
France, circa 1885, bisque socket head incised 0 attributed to the Francois Gaultier porcelain factory, with blue paperweight glass eyes, finely painted eyebrows and lashes, closed mouth with red painted lips, molded pierced ears with earrings, original satin ivory and rose colored costume trimmed with metallic brocade and and small brass bells, matching hat, costume covers lace and cardboard cylinder containing the musical mechanism,, all above a rase colored satin and metal brocade trimmed handle, music is activated when the upper section spins above the handle.
Size: 15 Inches Tall without hat, 17 Inches tall with hat.
Condition: Excellent all original with no repairs or damage to bisque head, some staining and fabric separation to satin, musical mechanism works well.
This very finely made toy is made extra desirable with it's original Gaultier bisque head, French made musical marotte's are much rarer than their German equivalent. This great novelty toy would make a great addition to any doll collection or a great toy for your favorite large Bebe!
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