Rare Renou automaton of a little girl with hair tongues, circa 1890
Lot 88
Rare Renou automaton of a little girl with hair tongues, circa 1890
Sold for £2,375 (US$ 3,973) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Rare Renou automaton of a little girl with hair tongues, circa 1890
The bisque Tete Jumeau head with fixed blue glass paper-weight eyes, closed mouth and pierced ears, cork pate with long auburn hair, bisque lower arms and wearing all original pink silk dress with lace trim and pink slippers, standing in front of a painted white and gold table with metal burner, holding mirror and curling tongues, music plays as the head turns to look into the mirror, raising the tongues to her hair and making two wrist movements as if to curl hair, on a red velvet base with ball feet, key wind and stop/start lever and with her glass dome, automaton 43cm (17in) tall.
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  1. Rachel Gotch
    Specialist - Toys and Dolls
    Bonhams
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    Montpelier Street
    London, SW7 1HH
    United Kingdom
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