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...... Tonight and over the next few days we will be listing a collection of important and very rare dolls. There are French Fashion Dolls, Rare German Character Dolls, Automaton Dolls, 19th century China Head and Wax Head Dolls plus Pull Toy and Music Box Dolls. They are all from a lifetime collection that was assembled in the early 20th century. Every doll is in perfect condition, with a few exceptions, and most come with their original clothing. We will be listing each doll separately and without any reserve. We also will unconditionally guarantee that the high buyer will be more than satisfied with the quality, condition, age and authenticity of each doll or we will return all their money.
...... Someone educator on the net broke down the Greek word, Autoperipatetikos, in it translates to 'the automatic walking one'.This clockwork mechanism walking doll was designed by Enoch Rice Morrison in 1862 and made by Martin and Runyon. Measuring 11” tall the Autoperipatetikos China Head Doll in the sale has a key wind clockwork motor. The spring is still strong and in the short video we will be adding you can see she still walks. In 1862 a mechanical walking doll would be very unusual. Her china head is in perfect condition and she has a molded china blouse with small gilt buttons. Her bottom is made from a cone shaped paper mache skirt. ... There is no way I am going to try and remove the long original silk gown. I will guarantee that the upper part of her body and her arms and hands are made from fine leather and that they are in perfect clean condition. Her delicate silk dress has a couple of small separations down near the end of the train, but the rest of this dress is perfect and there have never been any restorations. One of the reasons this rare walking doll is in such wonderful condition is she has been stored in its original 5” by 10 ¾” by 4 ¼” tall box. There are photographs of every side of the box and you will find that one long side is a replacement. There also is wear on the corners and edges and a dinginess to the lithograph top. The doll on the other hand is in near perfect clean condition. ... If you do a little research on the net you will find what similar Autoperipatetikos Walking Dolls have sold for in the past. Every example I found had a different head. Some of the later example has paper mache heads. This 1860s China Head Doll and the long flowing dress is the best example I found and most did not have a box. ... Just like every other rare doll from this longtime collection this rare American Clockwork Walking Doll is listed without any reserve. We also guarantee 100% that the high buyer will be more than satisfied with the quality, condition, age and authenticity of this mechanical doll or all of their money will be returned.
............ Please keep checking back every once in a while. We will be listing many more rare antique dolls including several French Fashion dolls.
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