Automata
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Marvelous German Pull Toy featuring a cart being pulled by a rocking horse. When pulled along, the boy standing in the cart, who wears his original costume by the way, moves his arms which holds a whip, and his head turns as well. Further action includes the boy on the rocking horse moving to and fro as well.
In excellent condition, circa 1890-1900.

Measures: 15" long x 6 1/4" deep x 17 1/2" tall

SOLD
Thank you, A.

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Magnificent Roullet & Decamps Automaton “Spanish Dancer” featuring a figure of a lady in all original attire, and with an exceptionally beautiful, rare, brown-eyed version of a seldom found portrait Jumeau bisque head (hairline from crown rim) and with bisque hands in perfect condition.
Wind the mechanism, pull the stop and music begins as the dancer raises and lowers her left leg, she shakes her tambourine as bells tinkle and her head sways from side to side.
A magical, mechanical,and not to mention beautiful marvel.

Measures: 21" tall overall

SOLD
Thank you, L.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Delightful musical Marotte that features a French head by François Gaultier up top - in all original condition. Spin the piece and enjoy the music!

Measures: 12 1/2" long overall

SOLD
Thank you, P.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


A precious Squeaker in all original presentation! This shoulderhead model, most likely a pretty blue-eyed Armand Marseille, wears wonderful clothing and emits a festive squeak when shaken to and fro – now you (or a very large bebe) can be the life of the party!

Measures: 14-1/4" tall.

$1250.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wonderful musical Marotte that features a German head up top - in all original condition. Spin the piece and enjoy the music!

Measures: 13 1/4" tall overall

$995.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have all seen an assortment of versions of this charming French mechanical from the Roullet & Decamps firm, but we believe this one is especially charming. It is quite unique as it features a beautifully constructed wooden cart, two dolls - a passenger and an "engine" and both are perfect, all original and adorable Simon & Halbig children.
Wind the mechanism, and the young gentleman takes off with his beautifully dressed companion -- a baby sister most likely.
A marvelous mechanical toy that will enhance any doll cabinet, or vignette.

Measures: 11-3/4" tall and 14-1/2" long


SOLD
Thank you, A.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Here Kitty – Kitty!

In beyond beautiful condition, this adorable key-wind, walking French Kitty by Roullet & Decamps features brilliantly clean fur complete with delicately shaded pink ears, green glass eyes and a cute pink nose of molded composition. When the original metal key is wound, her (or his!) ferocious mouth opens and closes, she sharply meows like a young kitten and....walks! Adorable!
Measures: 9 1⁄2” tall and 20” to end of outstretched tail which bobs on a spring when she is off in search of mice.

SOLD
Thank you, L.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you know what is most rare about this colorful fellow? Yes, that's right, he wears a molded clown hat that was molded as part of his head! Additional features include a squeaker ( now inoperable) and when you hold the turned wood handle and spin him, a simple tune tinkles as he rotates around on the ball, while the bells he holds in his hands jingle merrily.
A fabulous toy that is in all original condition – a joy to behold.

Measures: 12" tall, overall

SOLD
Thank you, P.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Le Déjeuner du Lapin par Bébé

From the Roullet & Decamps firm comes a very charming automaton – a sweet French child who feeds her pet bunny rabbit.  Details of the child include a gorgeous and perfect Bebe Jumeau head with the requisite flange neck, lovely brown paperweight eyes, pierced ears and the original brown human hair wig.
Wind the key, pull the stop to start the action and delicate music, then the beautifully dressed child turns her head from side to side and downward to look at her bunny.  Intermittently, the bunny rabbit’s ears and front paws raise and lower and he emits a soft cry. The child’s right arms moves to feed the bunny from the spoon which contains what appears to be leafy greens.  A charming piece that is in excellent condition, both mechanically and physically.
This automaton will be marvelous standing among your French bebe dolls. Imagine your guests' surprise when one of them starts to move!

Measures: 27” tall, overall.

SOLD
Thank you, A.

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